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Micromesistius australis


Micromesistius australis was originally described as Micromesistius australis by Norman in 1937. It belongs to the family Gadidae and subfamily Gadinae. It is commonly known as Southern blue whiting but has many other common names such as Southern blue whiting in Australia, Polaca in Argentina, Merluza de tres aletas in Chile, Bacaladilla in Denmark, Merlan bleu austral in France, Merlan bleu du Sud in France. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Southwestern Atlantic and southeastern Pacific.
Species   australis
AuthorWI   Norman [J. R.]
AuthorNI   Norman
Qualification   ---
Year   1937
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Gadiformes Gadiformes
Family   Gadidae
Gadinae Gadinae
Genus   Micromesistius
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Gadiformes
Family   Gadidae
Subfamily   Gadinae
Genus   Micromesistius
Original Name   Micromesistius        
Taxon Name   australis
Original Combination   Micromesistius australis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Micromesistius australis
OriginalSubGenus   Micromesistius
Original Author   Norman
Original AuthorWI   Norman [J. R.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1937
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Gadinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Patagonian-Falklands region, 50°57'S, 63°37'30"W, Discovery station WS 80, depth 151-152 meters.
Types   Paratypes: (32) USNM 103795 (1).
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   BMNH 1936.8.26.385
Journal   Discovery Reps.
Citation   v. 16
Page   51
Illustrations   Fig. 22

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Micromesistius australis
Current Species   australis
Current Genus Micromesistius
Current AuthorWI Norman [J. R.]
Current AuthorNI   Norman
Current Year   1937
Current Family Gadidae
Current Subfamily
Gadinae Gadinae

Habitat benthopelagic        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Invades shelf waters during summer and concentrating over the continental slope in winter. Forms schools (Ref. 9072). The young feed on euphausiids and amphipods and occasionally on copepods, cephalopods and small fish. Utilized in frozen blocks and as fi
Depth Range From 70 to 800 meters.
Distribution Southwestern Atlantic and southeastern Pacific.

Current Summary   Valid as Micromesistius australis  Norman 1937. Gadidae.
Name History   • Valid as Micromesistius australis  Norman 1937 -- (Rembiszewski & Zielinski 1980:101 [ref. 23212], Inada in Nakamura et al. 1986:116 [ref. 14235], Pequeño 1989:45 [ref. 14125], Chiu & Markle 1990:190 [ref. 21686], Paulin et al. 1989:122 [ref. 24556], Cohen in Cohen et al. 1990:60 [ref. 18936], Miller 1993:563 [ref. 21297], Endo in Okamura et al. 1995:115 [ref. 22531], Trunov 1999:463 [ref. 24579], Cousseau & Perrotta 2000:68 [ref. 25942], Ryan et al. 2002:637 [ref. 26734], Mabragaña et al. 2011:table S2 [ref. 31800]).

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albus Micromesistius albus (Yarrell [W.] 1841)Synonym
australis pallidus Micromesistius australis pallidus Inada [T.] & Nakamura [I.] 1975Synonym
communis Micromesistius communis (Costa [O. G.] 1844)Synonym
melanostomus Micromesistius melanostomus (Nilsson [S.] 1855)Synonym
pallidus Micromesistius pallidus Inada [T.] & Nakamura [I.] 1975Synonym
pertusus Micromesistius pertusus (Cocco [A.] 1829)Synonym
potassoa Micromesistius potassoa (Düben [M. W. von] & Koren [J.] 1846)Not available
poutassou Micromesistius poutassou (Risso [A.] 1827)Valid
vernalis Micromesistius vernalis (Risso [A.] 1827)Synonym
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