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polylepis, Merluccius Ginsburg [I.] 1954:195, Fig. 2 [United States Fish and Wildlife Service Fishery Bulletin v. 56 (no. 96); ref. 12273] Castro, Chile, 42°29'S, 72°46'W. Holotype: USNM 157764. Paratypes: USNM 157765-66 (1, 2). •Synonym of Merluccius australis (Hutton 1872) -- (Inada in Cohen et al. 1990:332 [ref. 18936], Cousseau & Perrotta 2000:76 [ref. 25942]). •Synonym of Merluccius australis (Hutton 1872), but a valid subspecies polylepis Ginsburg 1954 -- (Lloris et al. 2003:22 [ref. 27698], Matallanas & Lloris 2006:197 [ref. 28491]). •Valid as Merluccius polylepis Ginsburg 1954 -- (Grant & Leslie 2001:700 [ref. 25592]). Current status: Valid as Merluccius polylepis Ginsburg 1954. Merlucciidae: Merlucciinae. Distribution: New Zealand, Patagonia, Chile and Argentina. Habitat: marine.