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americanus, Pleuronectes Walbaum [J. J.] (ex Schöpf) 1792:113 [Petri Artedi sueci genera piscium Part 3; ref. 4572] No locality stated [Rhode Island, New York, U.S.A.]. No types known. Originally genus misspelled Pleruonectes, changed in emendata. Based on 'Pleuronectes, Flounder auf Rhode Island genannt' in Schöpf 1788:148 [ref. 18700]. •Valid as Pleuronectes americanus Walbaum 1792 -- (Sakamoto 1984:209 [ref. 5273], Lindberg & Fedorov 1993:117 [ref. 21500], Murdy et al. 1997:272 [ref. 23144]). •Valid as Pseudopleuronectes americanus (Walbaum 1792) -- (Smith 1986:457 [ref. 22186], Cooper & Chapleau 1998:716 [ref. 26711], Robins, Klein-MacPhee in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:579 [ref. 26158], Evseenko 2004:13 [ref. 27606], Nelson et al. 2004:182 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:187 [ref. 32708], Voronina & Chanet 2014:45 [ref. 33419], Vinnikov et al. 2018:160 [ref. 35844]). Current status: Valid as Pseudopleuronectes americanus (Walbaum 1792). Pleuronectidae: Pleuronectinae. Distribution: Western North Atlantic: coast of North America. Habitat: marine.