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maximus, Pleuronectes Linnaeus [C.] 1758:271 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] European Ocean. Syntypes: BMNH 1853.11.12.135 [Gronovius coll.] (1, skin). Type catalog: Wheeler 1958:242 [ref. 13434], Wheeler 1985:70 [ref. 20705]. •Valid as Psetta maxima (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Nielsen 1973:618 [ref. 6885], Nielsen in Whitehead et al. 1986:1290 [ref. 13677], Coad 1995:32 [ref. 23608], Evseenko 1996:726 [ref. 24666], Coad 1996:86 [ref. 25304], Evseenko 1998:57 [ref. 23643], Bilecenoglu et al. 2002:148 [ref. 26753], Evseenko 2003:S58 [ref. 28535], Fricke 2007:29 [ref. 30577], Fricke et al. 2007:113 [ref. 29533]). •Valid as Scophthalmus maximus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Chanet 2003:280 [ref. 27526], Bailly & Chanet 2010:257 [ref. 31030], Voronina 2010:695 [ref. 31094], Parin et al. 2014:523 [ref. 33547], Munroe & Chanet in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2967 [ref. 34618]). Current status: Valid as Scophthalmus maximus (Linnaeus 1758). Scophthalmidae. Distribution: Baltic Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, eastern North Atlantic: Norway to Western Sahara. Habitat: brackish, marine.