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mucosum, Xiphidion Girard [C. F.] 1858:119 [General report upon zoology of the several Pacific railroad routes, 1857; ref. 4911] South Farallone Islands, off San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Lectotype: USNM 493. Paralectotypes: MCZ 34943 [ex USNM 493] (1), 35992 [ex USNM 493] (1); USNM 336448 [ex USNM 493] (orig. 17 as USNM 493, now 12). Type catalog: Springer & Anderson 1997:11 [ref. 22953]. Lectotype selected by Springer & Anderson 1997:11 [ref. 22953]. •Valid as Xiphister mucosus (Girard 1858) -- (Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:253 [ref. 9277], Matarese et al. 1989:518 [ref. 26885], McAllister 1990:171 [ref. 14674], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:768 [ref. 25968], Mecklenburg & Sheiko 2004:22 [ref. 27604], Nelson et al. 2004:159 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:164 [ref. 32708], Pietsch & Orr 2015:62 [ref. 34694], Clardy & Hilton 2015:[1] 211 [ref. 35298], Kells et al. 2016:284 [ref. 35888], Burton & Lea 2019:86 [ref. 37205]). Current status: Valid as Xiphister mucosus (Girard 1858). Stichaeidae: Xiphisterinae. Distribution: Northeastern Pacific: Kodiak Island (western Gulf of Alaska) south to southern California (U.S.A.). Habitat: marine.