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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerlucciidae Rafinesque, 1815 
AphiaID: 125473

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorActinopteri (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGadiformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerlucciidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGadiformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormerluccid hakes  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlysingfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlysingfamilien  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkummelfiskar  [details]
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taxa (19)

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 Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerlucciinae Rafinesque, 1815
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLyconodes Gilchrist, 1922
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLyconus Günther, 1887
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacruronus Günther, 1873
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerluccius Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpicopus Günther, 1860 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerluccius Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHidronus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydronus Minding, 1832 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerluccius Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHomalopomus Girard, 1856 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerluccius Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydronus Minding, 1832 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerluccius Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrouronus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacruronus Günther, 1873
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerlangus Rafinesque, 1810 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerluccius Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerlucius accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerluccius Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerlus Guichenot, 1848 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerluccius Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOnus Rafinesque, 1810 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerluccius Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStomodon Mitchill, 1814 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerluccius Rafinesque, 1810
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrachinoides Borodin, 1934 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerluccius Rafinesque, 1810
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSteindachneriinae Parr, 1942
  » Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSteindachneria Goode & Bean, 1888
» Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSteinachneria accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSteindachneria Goode & Bean, 1888
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: Atlantic, eastern Pacific, Tasmania, and New Zealand. Dorsal fins 2, except Lyconodes with one. Second dorsal fin and anal fin with a posterior notch. Chin barbel lacking. Small cycloid scales. Teeth present on head of vomer. Spinous first principal dorsal ray. Mouth large and terminal; long, pointed teeth in most species. A large V-shaped ridge appears on the upper side of the head. Pelvic fin rays 7-10. Branchiostegal rays 7. Pyloric caeca absent. Species of Merluccius are voracious predators inhabiting the continental shelf and upper slope. The three species of Macruronus live in large schools on the continental shelf in Subantarctic waters. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125473
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2015-04-17 08:48:21Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2015). Merlucciidae Gill, 1884. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2015) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125473 on 2015-05-28
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