Family Merlucciidae - Merluccid hakes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 5 | Species : 24 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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middle   Tertiary     Oligocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: Atlantic, eastern Pacific, Tasmania, and New Zealand. Dorsal fins 2, except Lyconodes with one. Second dorsal fin and anal fin with a posterior notch. Chin barbel lacking. Small cycloid scales. Teeth present on head of vomer. Spinous first principal dorsal ray. Mouth large and terminal; long, pointed teeth in most species. A large V-shaped ridge appears on the upper side of the head. Pelvic fin rays 7-10. Branchiostegal rays 7. Pyloric caeca absent. Species of Merluccius are voracious predators inhabiting the continental shelf and upper slope. The three species of Macruronus live in large schools on the continental shelf in Subantarctic waters.
  Etymology
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Latin, mare, maris = sea + Latin lucius = pike ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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normal
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Paracanthomorphacea | Zeiogadaria | Gadiformes | Gadoidei | Merlucciidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Merlucciidae as currently in FishBase

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The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Merlucciinae
Merluccius merluccius (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Gadus merluccius Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal2
Gadus byrkelange Walbaum, 1792
synonymjuniororiginal2
Molva byrkelange (Walbaum, 1792)
synonymjuniornew
Gadus ruber Lacepède, 1803
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
Merluccius smiridus Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal2
Onus riali Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Merlucius esculentus Risso, 1827
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal
Merluccius vulgaris Fleming, 1828
synonymjuniororiginal2
Hydronus marlucius Minding, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Hidronus marlucius Minding, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal
Merlucius sinuatus Swainson, 1838
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Merlucius ambiguus Lowe, 1841
synonymjuniororiginal2
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Merlucius lanatus Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal2
Merluccius argentatus Günther, 1862
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Trachinoides maroccanus Borodin, 1934
synonymjuniororiginal
Merluccius merluccius lessepsianus Lloris, Matallanas & Oliver, 2003
ambiguousotheroriginal2
Onus guttatus (non Collett, 1890)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Merluccius bilinearis (Mitchill, 1814)
acceptedseniornew
Stomodon bilinearis Mitchill, 1814
synonymseniororiginal2
Merluccius vulgaris (non Fleming, 1828)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Merluccius albidus (Mitchill, 1818)
acceptedseniornew
Gadus albidus Mitchill, 1818
ambiguoushomonymoriginal2
Merluccius magnoculus Ginsburg, 1954
synonymjuniororiginal2
Merluccius bilinearis (non Mitchill, 1814)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Merluccius vulgaris (non Fleming, 1828)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Merluccius gayi gayi (Guichenot, 1848)
acceptedseniornew
Merlus gayi Guichenot, 1848
synonymseniororiginal5
Epicopus gayi (Guichenot, 1848)
synonymseniornew
Merluccius gayi (Guichenot, 1848)
acceptedseniornew
Merluccius productus (Ayres, 1855)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Merluccius capensis Castelnau, 1861
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniorchange in rank
synonymseniorchange in rank
Merluccius vulgaris (non Fleming, 1828)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Merluccius australis (Hutton, 1872)
acceptedseniornew
Gadus australis Hutton, 1872
synonymseniororiginal2
Merlangius australis (Hutton, 1872)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
Merluccius polylepis Ginsburg, 1954
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniorchange in rank
synonymjuniorchange in rank
Merluccius gayi hubbsi (non Marini, 1933)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Merluccius angusticeps Hildebrand, 1946
synonymjuniororiginal2
Merluccius gayi (non Guichenot, 1848)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Merluccius hubbsi Marini, 1933
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniorchange in rank
synonymseniorchange in rank
Merluccius bilinearis (non Mitchill, 1814)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Merluccius gayi (non Guichenot, 1848)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Merluccius polli Cadenat, 1950
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniorchange in rank
Merluccius cadenati Doutre, 1960
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniorchange in rank
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniorchange in rank
acceptedseniororiginal5
synonymseniororiginal
Merluccius gayi (non Guichenot, 1848)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniorchange in species
Merluccius hernandezi Mathews, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal2
Merluccius patagonicus Lloris & Matallanas, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal2
Merluccius tasmanicus Matallanas & Lloris, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal2
Merluccius gayi (non Guichenot, 1848)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Merluccius australis (non Hutton, 1872)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Macruronus magellanicus Lönnberg, 1907
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Macrouronus magellanicus Lönnberg, 1907
synonymseniororiginal
Macruronus argentinae Lahille, 1915
synonymjuniororiginal2
Macruronus novae-zelandiae (non Hector, 1871)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Macruronus capensis Davies, 1950
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Lyconus pinnatus Günther, 1887
acceptedseniororiginal2
Lyconus brachycolus Holt & Byrne, 1906
acceptedseniororiginal2
Macruronus brachycolus (Holt & Byrne, 1906)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Lyconodes argenteus Gilchrist, 1922
acceptedseniororiginal2
Steindachneriinae
Steindachneria argentea Goode & Bean, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Steinachneria argentea Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymseniororiginal
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