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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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lessepsianus, Merluccius merluccius Lloris [D.], Matallanas [J.] & Oliver [P.] 2003:33 [Merluzas del Mundo (Familia Merlucciidae); ref. 27698] Red Sea. Holotype: MNHN 1966-0435. Probably not available, no distinguishing features (except pectoral fin shorter than the ventral fins) for MNHN 1966-0435; a specimen from the Red Sea; also a holotype was not explicitly mentioned. Updated in 2005. •In the synonymy of Merluccius merluccius (Linnaeus 1758). •In the synonymy of Merluccius merluccius but a valid subspecies lessepsianus Lloris, Matallanas & Oliver 2005 -- (Lloris et al. 2016:2011 [ref. 34587]). Nomen Nudum. Current status: Synonym of Merluccius merluccius (Linnaeus 1758). Merlucciidae. Distribution: Red Sea [this subspecies]. Habitat: brackish, marine.