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japonica, Polymixia Günther [A.] 1877:436 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 20 (no. 119) (art. 56); ref. 2009] Off Inoshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, Inland Sea. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1880.5.1.3. •Valid as Polymixia japonica Günther 1877 -- (Okamura in Okamura et al. 1982:201, 364 [ref. 8256], Okamura in Masuda et al. 1984:115 [ref. 6441], Okamura in Okamura et al. 1985:437, 652 [ref. 8056], Kotlyar 1992:23 [ref. 20773], Kotlyar 1996:71 [ref. 23292], Nakabo 2000:407 [ref. 25086], Paxton in Randall & Lim 2000:594 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847], Shinohara et al. 2001:303 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:407 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:207, 538 [ref. 26218], Myers & Donaldson 2003:613 [ref. 27495], Shinohara et al. 2005:413 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:239 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:116 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2011:362 [ref. 31242], Shinohara et al. 2014:240 [ref. 33330], Roberts 2015:700 [ref. 34256] as cf. japonica, Borden et al. 2019:4 [ref. 36559]). Current status: Valid as Polymixia japonica Günther 1877. Polymixiidae. Distribution: Northwestern and northern central Pacific: Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands and Japan east to the Emperor Seamounts; southwestern Pacific: Chesterfield Islands, New Caledonia, northern New Zealand. Habitat: marine.