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americana, Scorpaena Gmelin [J. F.] 1789:1220 [Caroli a LinnĂ© ... Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae v. 1 (pt 3); ref. 18139] America. No types known. See also Hemitripterus americanus Cuvier 1829. Scorpaena americana Lacepède 1801 is apparently the same as, and preoccupied by, Scorpaena americana Gmelin 1789. •Valid as Hemitripterus americanus (Gmelin 1789) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:282 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:496 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:198 [ref. 14674], Klein-MacPhee in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:359 [ref. 26158], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:505 [ref. 25968], Mecklenburg 2003:2 [ref. 27294], Nelson et al. 2004:122 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:125 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Hemitripterus americanus (Gmelin 1789). Hemitripteridae. Distribution: Western North Atlantic: Labrador to Chesapeake Bay. Habitat: marine.