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microstoma, Gasteropelecus Risso [A.] 1810:356 [Ichthyologie de Nice; ref. 3755] Nice, France, northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-3668 (poor condition). Type catalog: Bertin 1940:308 [ref. 293]. Serpe not Latinized, original genus as above. Lectotype selected by Cohen 1958:134 [ref. 13649]. •Valid as Microstoma microstoma (Risso 1810) -- (Cohen in Whitehead et al. 1984:390 [ref. 13675], Paxton et al. 1989:167 [ref. 12442], Cohen 1973:153 [ref. 6589], Cohen 1986:215 [ref. 5646], Paulin et al. 1989:83 [ref. 24556], Cohen 1990:236 [ref. 14206], Santos et al. 1997:26 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:40 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:374 [ref. 23897], Porteiro et al. 1999:27 [ref. 24203], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:40 [ref. 26753], Carter & Hartel 2003:868 [ref. 27000], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:43 [ref. 27192], Mundy 2005:156 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:378 [ref. 28994], Fricke et al. 2007:55 [ref. 29533], Gon & Stewart 2014:56 [ref. 33569], Hartel & Orrell 2016:1755 [ref. 34565], Carneiro et al. 2019:83 [ref. 37250], Reiner 2019:82 [ref. 38139], Sutton et al. 2020:34 [ref. 37832]). Current status: Valid as Microstoma microstoma (Risso 1810). Microstomatidae. Distribution: Circumglobal in warm seas, including Mediterranean Sea. Temperate and tropical Atlantic endemic [ref. 34565]. Habitat: marine.