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Acanthurus ruppellii  Bennett, 1836
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1146254

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Zebrasoma scopas (Cuvier, 1829)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - junior synonym   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 1-Feb-2021, website (version 1 Feb 2021)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & Van der Laan, R. (eds) 2021. ESCHMEYER'S CATALOG OF FISHES: GENERA, SPECIES, REFERENCES. ( Electronic version accessed 01 Feb 2021   
  Reference for: Acanthurus ruppellii   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kullander, Sven  
  Publication Date: 2016   
  Article/Chapter Title: Correspondence: Nemachilichthys ruppelli (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) and the proper correction of the German umlaut   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, vol. 4111, no. 1   
  Page(s): 92-99   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5334   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Acanthurus ruppellii   

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  Comment: Originally given as 'Acanthurus Ruppelii', as noted by Kullander (2016). However, Bennett explicitly refers to 'Dr. Rüppell' in the paragraph immediately preceding (contra Kullander!), so it is clear that the single-L is to be taken as an inadvertent error that is to be corrected (per ICZN Art. 32.5.1), yielding the 'correct original spelling' ruppellii. Note that this is technically not a homonym of Swainson's name, 'Acanthurus (Ctenodon) Rüppelii' (corrected to rueppellii), given the one-letter difference (see also Art. 58, where -u- and -ue- are not listed as equivalent)  



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