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proboscideum, Nettastoma Vaillant [L. L.] 1888:84, Pl. 7 (fig. 3) [Expéditions scientifiques du "Travailleur" et du "Talisman"; ref. 4496] Off Coast of Morocco [eastern Atlantic], 30°08'N, 11°42'W, depth 2200 meters. Holotype (unique): MNHN 1884-1069 (poor condition). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1993:119 [ref. 20810]. •Valid as Venefica proboscidea (Vaillant 1888) -- (Blache et al. 1973:237 [ref. 7185], Sakamoto in Amaoka et al. 1983:67, 174, 229, 314 [ref. 8379], Saldanha in Whitehead et al. 1986:565 [ref. 13676], Castle 1986:191 [ref. 5644], Smith 1989:610 [ref. 13285], Shcherbachev et al. 1989:165 [ref. 36134] as probiscidae, Smith 1990:174 [ref. 13454], Quéro & Saldanha 1995:84 [ref. 22017], Fricke 1999:72 [ref. 24106], Pakhorukov 2001:377 [ref. 25409], Karmovskaya 2004:S29 [ref. 28053], Fricke et al. 2009:21 [ref. 30213], Smith & Stewart 2015:287 [ref. 34234], Smith 2016:1699 [ref. 34556], Carneiro et al. 2019:65 [ref. 37250], Fermon et al. 2022:119 [ref. 39448] possible). Current status: Valid as Venefica proboscidea (Vaillant 1888). Nettastomatidae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical to temperate seas. Habitat: marine.


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