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asteroides, Polyipnus Schultz [L. P.] 1938:138, Fig. 44 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 86 (no. 3047); ref. 10126] 18°29'45"N, 65°25'50"W to 18°35'30"N, 65°23'54"W, Caribbean Sea, depth 200-400 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 102979. Paratypes: IRSNB [ex USNM] 402 (1); USNM 86131 (1), 102978 (4). Type catalog: Walschaerts 1987:8 [ref. 20755]. •Valid as Polyipnus asteroides Schultz 1938 -- (Scott & Scott 1988:172 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:90 [ref. 14674], Boschung 1992:68 [ref. 23239], Harold 1994:484 [ref. 21941], Harold 2003:892 [ref. 27001], Møller et al. 2010:29 [ref. 31169], Lima et al. 2011:46 [ref. 31116], Harold et al. 2016:555 [ref. 34450], Vourey et al. 2017:574 [ref. 35312]). Current status: Valid as Polyipnus asteroides Schultz 1938. Sternoptychidae: Sternoptychinae. Distribution: Greenland; western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea and off Greater Antilles. Habitat: marine.