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scorpius, Cottus Linnaeus [C.] 1758:265 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] European Ocean. Syntypes: BMNH 1853.11.12.17 [Gronovius coll.] (1, skin), LS 17 (left half-skin plus parts), NRM 2357 (2). Type catalog: Goode & Bean 1885:196 [ref. 1841], Wheeler 1958:240 [ref. 13434], Fernholm & Wheeler 1983:234-235 [ref. 20707], Wheeler 1985:46 [ref. 20705]. •Valid as Myoxocephalus scorpius (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Neelov 1973:598 [ref. 7219], Neelov 1979:122 [ref. 3152], Fedorov in Whitehead et al. 1986:1254 [ref. 13677], Robins & Ray 1986:283 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:507 [ref. 25518], Matarese et al. 1989:402 [ref. 26885], McAllister 1990:200 [ref. 14674], Yabe in Okamura et al. 1995:165 [ref. 22531], Klein-MacPhee in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:353 [ref. 26158], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:478 [ref. 25968], Parin et al. 2002:S82 [ref. 28300], Nelson et al. 2004:121 [ref. 27807], Fricke 2007:29 [ref. 30577], Mecklenburg et al. 2007:176 [ref. 29448], Møller et al. 2010:52 [ref. 31169], Mecklenburg et al. 2011:123 [ref. 31212] with comments. Page et al. 2013:124 [ref. 32708], Dolgov 2013:918 [ref. 33112], Parin et al. 2014:264 [ref. 33547], Mecklenburg & Steinke 2015:164 [ref. 34033], Afonso et al. 2016:49, 229 [ref. 36199], Kells et al. 2016:184 [ref. 35888], Mecklenburg et al. 2016:84 [ref. 34440], Mecklenburg et al. 2018:221 [ref. 36370], Carneiro et al. 2019:237 [ref. 37250]). Current status: Valid as Myoxocephalus scorpius (Linnaeus 1758). Cottidae. Distribution: Circumpolar, northern Hemisphere. Habitat: brackish, marine.