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oxyrhynchus, Leptocephalus Bellotti [C.] 1883:(172) 177, Fig. [Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali di Milano v. 26 (fasc. 2); ref. 13617] Straits of Messina, Sicily, Italy, Mediterranean Sea. Holotype: MSNM (destroyed in 1943). Type catalog: Conci & Michelangeli 1974:219 [ref. 21560]. Specific name oxyrhynchus is a noun. •Synonym of Facciolella physonema (Facciolà 1914) -- (Blache et al. 1973:237 [ref. 7185]). •Valid as Facciolella oxyrhynchus (Bellotti 1883) [often seen as oxyrhyncha] -- (Saldanha in Whitehead et al. 1986:562 [ref. 13676], Smith 1989:597 [ref. 13285], Smith 1990:172 [ref. 13454], Santos et al. 1997:23 [ref. 23531], Porteiro et al. 1999:27 [ref. 24203], Mendiola 2006:5 [ref. 28763], Fricke et al. 2007:25 [ref. 29533], Bañon et al. 2010:7 [ref. 31029], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:19 [ref. 36649] as oxyrhyncha, Nión et al. 2016:25 [ref. 35565] as oxyrhyncha, Carneiro et al. 2019:65 [ref. 37250], Bariche & Fricke 2020:34 [ref. 37515], Kovačić et al. 2020:11 [ref. 37519]). Current status: Valid as Facciolella oxyrhynchus (Bellotti 1883). Nettastomatidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic; Mediterranean Sea; eastern Atlantic: southern Portugal south to Angola, including Azores and Madeira. Habitat: marine.