Family Merlucciidae - Merluccid hakes
  Order
:
Merlucciidae Merlucciidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 5 | Species : 24 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
middle   Tertiary     Oligocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
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.
  Etymology
:
Latin, mare, maris = sea + Latin lucius = pike ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Paracanthopterygii | | Zeiogadaria | Gadariae | | Gadiformes | | | Merlucciidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Merlucciidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Merlucciinae
Merluccius merluccius (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Gadus merluccius Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Gadus byrkelange Walbaum, 1792
synonymjuniororiginal
Molva byrkelange (Walbaum, 1792)
synonymjuniornew
Gadus ruber Lacepède, 1803
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Merluccius smiridus Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal
Onus riali Rafinesque, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal
! Merlucius esculentus Risso, 1827
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Merluccius vulgaris Fleming, 1828
synonymjuniororiginal
Hydronus marlucius Minding, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal
! Hidronus marlucius Minding, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal
Merlucius sinuatus Swainson, 1838
synonymjuniororiginal
! Merlucius ambiguus Lowe, 1841
synonymjuniororiginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Merlucius lanatus Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal
Merluccius argentatus Günther, 1862
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
! Trachinoides maroccanus Borodin, 1934
synonymjuniororiginal
Merluccius merluccius lessepsianus Lloris, Matallanas & Oliver, 2003
ambiguousotheroriginal
Onus guttatus (non Collett, 1890)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Merluccius bilinearis (Mitchill, 1814)
acceptedseniornew
Stomodon bilinearis Mitchill, 1814
synonymseniororiginal
Merluccius vulgaris (non Fleming, 1828)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Merluccius albidus (Mitchill, 1818)
acceptedseniornew
Gadus albidus Mitchill, 1818
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
Merluccius magnoculus Ginsburg, 1954
synonymjuniororiginal
Merluccius bilinearis (non Mitchill, 1814)
misappliedmisappliednew
Merluccius vulgaris (non Fleming, 1828)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Merluccius gayi gayi (Guichenot, 1848)
acceptedseniornew
Merlus gayi Guichenot, 1848
synonymseniororiginal
Epicopus gayi (Guichenot, 1848)
synonymseniornew
Merluccius gayi (Guichenot, 1848)
acceptedseniornew
Merluccius productus (Ayres, 1855)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Merluccius capensis Castelnau, 1861
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniorchange in rank
synonymseniorchange in rank
Merluccius vulgaris (non Fleming, 1828)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Merluccius australis (Hutton, 1872)
acceptedseniornew
Gadus australis Hutton, 1872
synonymseniororiginal
Merlangius australis (Hutton, 1872)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
Merluccius polylepis Ginsburg, 1954
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniorchange in rank
synonymjuniorchange in rank
Merluccius gayi hubbsi (non Marini, 1933)
misappliedmisappliedchange in rank
acceptedseniororiginal
! Merluccius angusticeps Hildebrand, 1946
synonymjuniororiginal
Merluccius gayi (non Guichenot, 1848)
misappliedmisappliednew
Merluccius hubbsi Marini, 1933
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniorchange in rank
synonymseniorchange in rank
Merluccius bilinearis (non Mitchill, 1814)
misappliedmisappliednew
Merluccius gayi (non Guichenot, 1848)
misappliedmisappliednew
Merluccius polli Cadenat, 1950
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniorchange in rank
Merluccius cadenati Doutre, 1960
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniorchange in rank
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniorchange in rank
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Merluccius gayi (non Guichenot, 1848)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniorchange in species
Merluccius hernandezi Mathews, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal
Merluccius patagonicus Lloris & Matallanas, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal
Merluccius tasmanicus Matallanas & Lloris, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Merluccius gayi (non Guichenot, 1848)
misappliedmisappliednew
Merluccius australis (non Hutton, 1872)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Macruronus magellanicus Lönnberg, 1907
acceptedseniororiginal
! Macrouronus magellanicus Lönnberg, 1907
synonymseniororiginal
Macruronus argentinae Lahille, 1915
synonymjuniororiginal
Macruronus novae-zelandiae (non Hector, 1871)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Macruronus capensis Davies, 1950
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Lyconus pinnatus Günther, 1887
acceptedseniororiginal
Lyconus brachycolus Holt & Byrne, 1906
acceptedseniororiginal
Macruronus brachycolus (Holt & Byrne, 1906)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Lyconodes argenteus Gilchrist, 1922
acceptedseniororiginal
Steindachneriinae
Steindachneria argentea Goode & Bean, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal
! Steinachneria argentea Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymseniororiginal
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