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parviceps, Nettastoma Günther [A.] 1877:446 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 20 (no. 119) (art. 56); ref. 2009] South of Tokyo, Japan, Challenger station 232, depth 345 fathoms. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1879.5.14.440. See also Günther 1887: 253, Pl. 63 (fig. A) [ref. 2013]. •Valid as Metopomycter parviceps (Günther 1877) -- (Pequeño 1989:25 [ref. 14125]). •Valid as Nettastoma parviceps Günther 1877 -- (Smith et al. 1981:540 [ref. 6158], Sakamoto in Amaoka et al. 1983:65, 173 [ref. 8379], Asano in Masuda et al. 1984:29 [ref. 6441], Machida in Okamura & Kitajima 1984:99 [ref. 8057], Castle 1986:191 [ref. 5644], Okamura & Machida 1987:111 [ref. 22279], Paxton et al. 1989:113 [ref. 12442], Smith 1989:605 [ref. 13285], Castle in Amaoka et al. 1990:99 [ref. 16024], Gomon et al. 1994:198 [ref. 22532], Reinthal & Stiassny 1997:354 [ref. 22780], Smith 1999:1690 [ref. 24661], Nakabo 2000:240 [ref. 25086], Shinohara et al. 2001:295 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:240 [ref. 26001], Shinohara et al. 2005:401 [ref. 28370], Mundy 2005:143 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:299 [ref. 28995], Smith 2008:180 [ref. 30621], Shao et al. 2008:239 [ref. 29952], Zhang et al. 2010:302 [ref. 31511], Ho et al. 2015:165 [ref. 34130], Smith & Stewart 2015:286 [ref. 34234], Fricke et al. 2018:51 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Nettastoma parviceps Günther 1877. Nettastomatidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Antiequatorial, South Africa and Madagascar east to southern Australia and New Zealand; Japan, China and Taiwan to Hawaiian Islands. Habitat: marine.