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compressus, Oxymetopon Chan [W. L.] 1966:2, Fig. 1 [Japanese Journal of Ichthyology v. 14 (nos 1-3); ref. 7948] Taitam Bay, about 1500 yards northwest of Beaufort Island, Lemma Channel, Hong Kong, depth 8-9 fathoms. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1965.11.6.2. •Valid as Oxymetopon compressus Chan 1966 -- (Ikeda et al. 2000:2 [ref. 25036], Larson in Randall & Lim 2000:640 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1262 [ref. 25182], Nakabo 2002:1262 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:61 [ref. 26830], Allen & Erdmann 2012:994 [ref. 31980], Prokofiev 2016:135 [ref. 34651] as compressum, Koeda & Ho 2019:87 [ref. 36584]). Current status: Valid as Oxymetopon compressus Chan 1966. Microdesmidae: Ptereleotrinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Samoa and Gulf of Thailand, to Papua New Guinea and Australia, ranging to southern China. Habitat: marine.