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Epicopus Günther [A.] 1860:248 Masc. Merlus gayi Guichenot 1848. Type by being a replacement name. New name for Merlus Guichenot 1847, regarded by Günther as in the French form, but serves as a replacement name, Merlus preoccupied by Merlus de la Fresnaye 1838 in Aves. •Synonym of Merluccius Rafinesque 1810 -- (Lloris & Rucabado 1991:61 [ref. 22530], Lloris et al. 2003:17 [ref. 27698], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2006:205 [ref. 28944]). Current status: Synonym of Merluccius Rafinesque 1810. Merlucciidae: Merlucciinae.