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boa, Esox Risso [A.] 1810:330, Pl. 10 (fig. 34) [Ichthyologie de Nice; ref. 3755] Nice, France, northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Holotype (?): MNHN A-2519. Possible type: SMF 753 (1). Type catalog: Bertin 1940:309 [ref. 293]. •Valid as Stomias boa (Risso 1810) [sometimes as the subspecies boa] -- (Gibbs 1969:4 [ref. 14912], Morrow 1973:132 [ref. 7175], Gibbs in Whitehead et al. 1984:339 [ref. 13675], Fink & Fink 1986:494 [ref. 5176], Gibbs 1986:232 [ref. 5655], Nakamura in Nakamura et al. 1986:92 [ref. 14235], Scott & Scott 1988:183 [ref. 25518], Paxton et al. 1989:207 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:31 [ref. 14125], Klausewitz 1989:254 [ref. 13650], Paulin et al. 1989:99 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:92 [ref. 14674], Gibbs 1990:297 [ref. 14899], Gon 1990:131 [ref. 21680], Gomon et al. 1994:252 [ref. 22532], Galil & Goren 1994:48 [ref. 23163], Nielsen & Schwägermann in Okamura et al. 1995:91 [ref. 22531], Arruda 1997:36 [ref. 24952], Fricke 1999:90 [ref. 24106], Porteiro et al. 1999:32 [ref. 24203], Harold 1999:1908 [ref. 24741], Hutchins 2001:19 [ref. 25847], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:42 [ref. 26753], Menezes et al. in Menezes et al. 2003:48 [ref. 27192], Nelson et al. 2004:87 [ref. 27807], Duhamel et al. 2005:130 [ref. 32059], Golani 2005:21 [ref. 37112], Paxton et al. 2006:442 [ref. 28995], Fricke et al. 2007:58 [ref. 29533], Kenaley et al. 2008:245 [ref. 30630] with subspecies, Lipej & Dulčić 2010:23 [ref. 36649], Møller et al. 2010:30 [ref. 31169], Page et al. 2013:88 [ref. 32708], Goren & Galil 2015:520 [ref. 33910], Kenaley & Stewart 2015:489 [ref. 34248], Afonso et al. 2016:27, 285 [ref. 36199], Bañón et al. 2016:309 [ref. 34397], Harold 2016:1818 [ref. 34568], Nión et al. 2016:36 [ref. 35565] as boa boa. Mecklenburg et al. 2018:92 [ref. 36370], Artüz & Fricke 2019:553 [ref. 36612], Carneiro et al. 2019:104 [ref. 37250], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:93 [ref. 36864] as boa boa, Bariche & Fricke 2020:111 [ref. 37515], Kovačić et al. 2020:14 [ref. 37519], Sutton et al. 2020:127 [ref. 37832] as boa boa, Golani 2021:23 [ref. 38303]). Current status: Valid as Stomias boa (Risso 1810). Stomiidae: Stomiinae. Distribution: Southern circumglobal in all oceans; western Atlantic; North Atlantic: Greenland; Mediterranean Sea; Sea of Marmara; eastern Atlantic: Portugal south to South Africa. Habitat: marine.