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albidus, Gadus Mitchill [S. L.] 1818:409 [Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia v. 1 (pt 2); ref. 17775] New York, 39°53'N, 69°53'W. Neotype: USNM 31630. Neotype designation not researched, not designated here. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Gadus albidus Gmelin 1789, but perhaps can be retained based on prevailing usage. •Synonym of Merluccius bilinearis (Mitchill 1814) -- (Smith 1986:406 [ref. 22186]). •Treated as valid as Merluccius albidus (Mitchill 1818) -- (Inada & Arai in Uyeno et al. 1983:207 [ref. 14275], Scott & Scott 1988:276 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:121 [ref. 14674], Inada in Cohen et al. 1990:330 [ref. 18936], Cervigón 1991:164 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:74 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:359 [ref. 23827], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:800 [ref. 23897], Grant & Leslie 2001:700 [ref. 25592], Klein-MacPhee in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:217 [ref. 26158], Iwamoto & Cohen 2003:1019 [ref. 27011], Moore et al. 2003:213 [ref. 27076], Lloris et al. 2003:18 [ref. 27698], Nelson et al. 2004:94 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:93 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Merluccius albidus (Mitchill 1818). Merlucciidae: Merlucciinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.