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pygmaeus, Nettenchelys Smith [D. G.] & Böhlke [J. E.] in Smith, Böhlke & Castle 1981:551, Figs. 8A, 10 [Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 94 (no. 2); ref. 6158] Gulf of Mexico, 29°52'N, 87°06.5'W, depth 128 meters. Holotype: ANSP 142277. Paratypes: AMNH 83460 [ex USAIC 3460] (1), ANSP 130812 (1), USNM 200779 (1), USAIC [Univ. S. Alabama Ich. coll.] 03460 (1, ? now 0). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:132 [ref. 13621], Smith 1994:28 [ref. 21917]. Originally as pygmaeus, correction to pygmaea is mandatory. •Valid as Nettenchelys pygmaea Smith & Böhlke 1981 -- (Smith 1989:587 [ref. 13285], Smith 1989:708 [ref. 13285], Boschung 1992:37 [ref. 23239], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:322 [ref. 23897], Karmovskaya 1999:835 [ref. 24844], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:150 [ref. 27754], Nelson et al. 2004:65 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:65 [ref. 32708], Smith et al. 2015:117 [ref. 34125]). Current status: Valid as Nettenchelys pygmaea Smith & Böhlke 1981. Nettastomatidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.