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capensis, Merluccius Castelnau [F. L.] 1861:68 [Mémoire sur les poissons de l'Afrique australe; ref. 767] South Africa. No types known. •Valid as Merluccius capensis Castelnau 1861 -- (Cohen 1986:325 [ref. 5646], Cohen 1990:532 [ref. 15766], Inada in Cohen et al. 1990:335 [ref. 18936], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:141 [ref. 25472], Roldán et al. 1999:82 [ref. 27164], Grant & Leslie 2001:700 [ref. 25592], Lloris et al. 2003:26 [ref. 27698], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:118 [ref. 28072], Lloris et al. 2016:2010 [ref. 34587], Pérez et al. 2021:7 [ref. 39639], Fermon et al. 2022:196 [ref. 39448] with question, Heemstra 2022:241 [ref. 39704]). Current status: Valid as Merluccius capensis Castelnau 1861. Merlucciidae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic and southwestern Indian Ocean: Angola south to Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), then to KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa). Habitat: marine.


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