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bachus, Enchelyopus Forster [J. R.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801:53 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. No types known. Based on description in manuscript by Forster (Johann Reinhold Forster, 1729-1798, German explorer and naturalist of Cook's second voyage). Spelled bacchus by authors; Lota bacchus Cuvier 1829:334 [ref. 995] is an incorrect subsequent spelling. •Valid as Pseudophycis bachus Forster 1801 (or Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Paulin 1983:91 [ref. 5459], Paxton et al. 1989:302 [ref. 12442], Cohen in Cohen et al. 1990:373 [ref. 18936], Paulin in Amaoka et al. 1990:155 [ref. 16024], Paulin & Roberts 1992:130 [ref. 24625], Kuiter 1993:59 [ref. 23929], Gomon et al. 1994:333 [ref. 22532], Kuiter 1997:50 [ref. 25488], Paxton et al. 2006:616 [ref. 28995], Gomon 2008:313 [ref. 30616], Struthers et al. 2015:862 [ref. 34267]). Current status: Valid as Pseudophycis bachus Forster 1801. Moridae. Distribution: New Zealand region. Habitat: marine.