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bathytaton, Forsterygion Hardy [G. S.] 1989:500, Figs. 1B, 4 [Journal of Natural History v. 23 (no. 3); ref. 12485] Mernoo Bank, 43°06.1'S, 175°20.5'E, depth 153 meters. Holotype: NMNZ P.22058. Paratypes: NMNZ P.5041 (7, 1 c&s), P.7095 (8), P.7096 (3), P.10642 (1), P.10645 (1), P.21407 (2), P.21408 (12), P.21409 (16), P.21574 (5). Type catalog: Hardy 1990:12 [ref. 18942]. •Valid as Forsterygion bathytaton Hardy 1989 -- (Hardy in Amaoka et al. 1990:303 [ref. 16024], Fricke 1994:311 [ref. 21827], Fricke 1997:573 [ref. 23339]). •Valid as Matanui bathytaton (Hardy 1989) -- (Jawad & Clements 2004:97 [ref. 27725] Jawad 2008:2944, 2952 [ref. 29958], Fricke 2009:46 [ref. 30394], Patzner et al. 2009:448 [ref. 30396], Stewart & Clements 2015:1514 [ref. 34299]). Current status: Valid as Matanui bathytaton (Hardy 1989). Tripterygiidae: Tripterygiinae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific: New Zealand region. Habitat: marine.