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hexatrema, Bdellostoma Müller [J.] 1836:79 [15] [Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1834; ref. 3060] Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Holotype (unique): ZMB 4698. Type catalog: Paepke & Schmidt 1988:159 [ref. 21041] as syntypes. On p. 15 of separate. The combination Bdellostoma forsteri var. hexatrema was treated incorrectly as an original description in Müller 1838 by Paepke & Schmidt 1988:158 [ref. 21041]. •Valid as Eptatretus hexatrema (Müller 1836) -- (Fernholm 1991:117 [ref. 20219], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:65 [ref. 25472], Fernholm 1998:34 [ref. 23976], McMillan 1999:115 [ref. 23612], Knapp et al. 2011:404 [ref. 37507], Mincarone et al. 2011:809 [ref. 31490], Mincarone 2017:3, 11 [ref. 35376], Almeida & Biscoito 2019:22 [ref. 37302]). Current status: Valid as Eptatretus hexatrema (Müller 1836). Myxinidae: Eptatretinae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic, southwestern Indian Ocean: Angola south to South Africa. Habitat: marine.