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mordax, Atherina Mitchill [S. L.] 1814:15 [Report, in part, of Samuel L. Mitchill; ref. 3030] New York, U.S.A. No types known. Also in Mitchill 1915:446 [ref. 13292]. •Synonym of Osmerus eperlanus (Linnaeus 1758), but a valid subspecies -- (McAllister 1963:15 [ref. 8075], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:52 [ref. 25598], Nakabo 2000:295 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:295 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:190, 527 [ref. 26218]). •Valid as Osmerus mordax (Mitchill 1814) -- (Kljukanov & McAllister 1973:158 [ref. 7178], Lee et al. 1980:124 [ref. 22416], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:82 [ref. 9277], McAllister in Whitehead et al. 1984:402 [ref. 13675], Smith 1986:239 [ref. 22186], Robins & Ray 1986:78 [ref. 23100], Mayden et al. 1987:1051 [ref. 22450], Robison & Buchanan 1988:134 [ref. 23393], Scott & Scott 1988:150 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:77 [ref. 14674], Tomelleri & Eberle 1990:59 [ref. 24089], Page & Burr 1991:56 [ref. 18983], Etnier & Starnes 1993:342 [ref. 22809], Cross & Collins 1995:166 [ref. 23394], Zhu 1995:13 [ref. 25213] as mordas, Chereshnev 1996:602 [ref. 24659], Reshetnikov et al. 1997:733 [ref. 24702], Dorofeeva 1998:51 [ref. 23573], Scott & Crossman 1998:310 [ref. 24570], Fuller et al. 1999:237 [ref. 25838], Lyons et al. 2000:47 [ref. 26594], Remnant et al. 2000:660 [ref. 24997], Sheiko & Fedorov 2000:19 [ref. 25650], Pietsch et al. 2001:141 [ref. 25688], Ross et al. 2001:341 [ref. 25978], Taylor 2001:131 [ref. 25424], Bogutskaya et al. 2001:45 [ref. 26178], Klein-MacPhee in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:166 [ref. 26158], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:174 [ref. 25968], Nelson et al. 2004:85 [ref. 27807], Bailey et al. 2004:141 [ref. 27882], Scharpf 2006:22 [ref. 30386] with subspecies, Mecklenburg et al. 2007:183 [ref. 29448], Minckley & Marsh 2009:100 [ref. 31114], Mecklenburg et al. 2011:118 [ref. 31212], Page & Burr 2011:378 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:86 [ref. 32708], Afonso et al. 2016:18, 243 [ref. 36199], Zhang et al. 2016:187 [ref. 34477]). Current status: Valid as Osmerus mordax (Mitchill 1814). Osmeridae. Distribution: North Atlantic, North Pacific and adjacent Arctic Ocean. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.