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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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paradoxus, Merluccius capensis Franca [P. da] 1960:28 [Memórias da Junta de Investigações Científicas do Ultramar. 2a. sér. Lisboa No. 18; ref. 19683] Off Namibia and western South Africa, southeastern Atlantic, 27°37.0'S, 27°07.0'S, and 29°51.7'S. •Valid as Merluccius paradoxus Franca 1960 -- (Cohen 1986:326 [ref. 5646], Maurin 1990:535 [ref. 15767], Inada in Cohen et al. 1990:340 [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. 2003:35 [ref. 27698], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:118 [ref. 28072], Lloris et al. 2016:2012 [ref. 34587], Pérez et al. 2021:7 [ref. 39639], Heemstra 2022:242 [ref. 39704]). Current status: Valid as Merluccius paradoxus Franca 1960. Merlucciidae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic, southwestern Indian Ocean: Namibia south to Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), then north to KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), east to Madagascar Ridge. Habitat: marine.

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