Merluccius fimbriatus Stinton 1957 (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Gadiformes - Merlucciidae

Full reference: F. C. Stinton. 1957. Fish otoliths from the Tertiary strata of Victoria, Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 70:81-93

Belongs to Merluccius according to F. C. Stinton 1957

Sister taxa: Merluccius abreviatus, Merluccius athanasiui, Merluccius attenuatus, Merluccius balticus, Merluccius bilinearis, Merluccius emarginatus, Merluccius inferus, Merluccius lednevi, Merluccius macroactus, Merluccius merluccius, Merluccius miocenicus, Merluccius obtusus, Merluccius ovalis, Merluccius productus, Merluccius pukeuriensis, Merluccius rattazzii, Merluccius romanicus, Merluccius vulgaris

Type specimen: NMV P 16951, an otolith. Its type locality is Balcombe Bay, Langhian, which is in a Langhian marine marl in Australia.

Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Australia (2 collections)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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