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monstrosa, Chimaera Linnaeus [C.] 1758:236 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Atlantic. Syntypes: NRM 31334 (1). Neotype designated by Fricke 1999:18 [ref. 24101], but withdrawn in Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. •Valid as Chimaera monstrosa Linnaeus 1758 -- (Krefft 1973:78 [ref. 7166], Ehrich 1983:128 [ref. 37253], Stehmann & Bürkel in Whitehead et al. 1984:212 [ref. 13675], Compagno 1986:144 [ref. 5648], Shcherbachev et al. 1989:164 [ref. 36134], Krefft 1990:111 [ref. 19321], Didier 1995:14 [ref. 22713], Goren & Galil 1997:197 [ref. 23058], Santos et al. 1997:7 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:25 [ref. 24952], Didier 1998:285 [ref. 23475], Fricke 1999:18 [ref. 24101], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:28 [ref. 26753], Møller et al. 2004:56 [ref. 27739], Golani 2005:15 [ref. 37112], Fricke 2007:26 [ref. 30577], Fricke et al. 2007:11 [ref. 29533], George 2009:57 [ref. 30539], Kemper et al. 2010:649 [ref. 30873], Kemper et al. 2010:55 [ref. 30883], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:16 [ref. 36649], Møller et al. 2010:18 [ref. 31169], Luchetti et al. 2011:400 [ref. 31442], Parin et al. 2014:17 [ref. 33547], Dyldin 2015:77 [ref. 34524], Goren & Galil 2015:510 [ref. 33910], Walovich et al. 2015:163 [ref. 33924], Bañón et al. 2016:302 [ref. 34397], Didier 2016:1455 [ref. 34546], Weigmann 2016:165 [ref. 34211], Almeida & Biscoito 2019:33 [ref. 37302], Carneiro et al. 2019:53 [ref. 37250], Bariche & Fricke 2020:31 [ref. 37515], Kovačić et al. 2020:9 [ref. 37519]). Current status: Valid as Chimaera monstrosa Linnaeus 1758. Chimaeridae. Distribution: North Atlantic: Greenland and Iceland; western Baltic Sea; northern North Sea; Mediterranean Sea; eastern Atlantic: Norway south to Morocco, including Madeira, Canary Islands and Azores; South Africa. Habitat: marine.