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Balistes japonicus  Walbaum, 1792
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1055116

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Stephanolepis cirrhifer (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - nomen oblitum   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  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: Balistes japonicus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gill, Anthony C., and J. Barry Hutchins   
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: Paramonacanthus oblongus, the correct name for the Indo-Pacific fish currently called P. japonicus, with a recommendation on the nomenclature of Stephanolepis cirrhifer (Tetraodontiformes, Monacanthidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Records of the Western Australian Museum, vol. 21, pt. 1   
  Page(s): 107-109   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0312-3162   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Balistes japonicus   

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  Comment: See Gill & Hutchins (2002). Balistes japonicus Walbaum 1792 is a senior primary homonym of Balistes japonicus Tilesius 1809. The authors also consider the former a nomen oblitum in synonymy under Stephanolepis cirrhifer (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850), and the latter is placed in synonymy under Paramonacanthus oblongus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)  



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