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Trichocyclus  GŁnther, 1870
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1054481

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Diodon Linnaeus, 1758
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 31-Oct-2014, website (version 31-Oct-14)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes. ( Electronic version accessed 03-Nov-2014   
  Reference for: Trichocyclus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Leis, Jeffrey M.  
  Publication Date: 1978   
  Article/Chapter Title: Systematics and zoogeography of the porcupinefishes (Diodon, Diodontidae, Tetraodontiformes), with comments on egg and larval development   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishery Bulletin, vol. 76, no. 3   
  Page(s): 535-567   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Trichocyclus   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Leis 1978 examined the holotype (BMNH 1976.2.23.1) and found '...a small fish in especially poor condition, giving the appearance of having been obtained from a stomach of some predator, and while certainly a Diodon, more specific identification could not be made'  
    Trichocyclus GŁnther, 1870 is a junior homonym of Trichocyclus Eschscholtz, 1825, a mollusk; and a senior homonym of Trichocyclus Simon, 1908, a spider  



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