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compressus, Bathynectes Günther [A.] 1878:20 [4] [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 5) v. 2 (nos 7/8/9)(art. 2/22/28); ref. 2010] South of New Guinea, 12°08'S, 145°10'E, Challenger station 184, depth 2562 meters. Lectotype: BMNH 1887.12.7.47. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1887.12.7.48 (1) east-southeast of Raine Island, New Guinea Challenger station 184, depth 1400 fathoms; BMNH (1) Mid-Atlantic, Challenger station 107, depth 1500 fathoms. On p. 4 of separate. See also Günther 1887:109, Pl. 22 (fig. A) [ref. 2013]. Lectotype selected by Nielsen & Merrett 2000:21 [ref. 24949]. •Valid as Bathynectes compressus Günther 1878 -- (McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:708 [ref. 23897]). •Valid as Bassozetus compressus (Günther 1878) -- (Nielsen & Cohen in Nielsen et al. 1999:57 [ref. 24448], Nielsen 1999:1980 [ref. 24753], Nielsen & Merrett 2000:21, 23 [ref. 24949], Nielsen & Robins 2003:968 [ref. 27008], Prokofiev 2005:113 [ref. 34466], Garrido-Linares & Acero P. 2006:294 [ref. 28946], Hoese et al. 2006:557 [ref. 29051], Nielsen & Møller 2008:25 [ref. 29803], Tomiyama et al. 2015:223 [ref. 35430], Tomiyama et al. 2016:[4] [ref. 34428], Nielsen 2016:1950 [ref. 34583], Tomiyama et al. 2018:[8] [ref. 35811], Carneiro et al. 2019:157 [ref. 37250]). Current status: Valid as Bassozetus compressus (Günther 1878). Ophidiidae: Neobythitinae. Distribution: New Caledonia to Okinawa Islands. Habitat: marine.