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Abalistes macrophthalmus  (Swainson, 1839)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 203426

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Abalistes stellatus (Anonymous [Lacepède], 1798)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - junior synonym   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Expert: William N. Eschmeyer  
  Notes: Senior Curator and Chairman, Department of Ichthyology, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118-4599, USA   
  Reference for: Abalistes macrophthalmus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 03-Feb-2015, website (version 03-Feb-15)  
  Acquired: 2015   
  Notes: Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes. ( Electronic version accessed 09-Feb-2015   
  Reference for: Abalistes macrophthalmus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Abalistes macrophthalmus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Reference for: Abalistes macrophthalmus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Matsuura, Keiichi, and Tetsuo Yoshino  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title: A New Triggerfish of the Genus Abalistes (Tetraodontiformes: Balistidae) from the Western Pacific   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Records of the Australian Museum, vol. 56   
  Page(s): 189-194   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0067-1975   
  Reference for: Abalistes macrophthalmus   

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  Comment: Typifies  
    There is no comment on validity under the original name, Capriscus (Leiurus) macrophthalmus, in Eschmeyer (online Catalog of Fishes, 2015); Matsuura 2015 only lists Abalistes filamentosus and A. stellatus in the genus. Matsuura (pers. comm. August 2017) examined the Russell plate originally referenced by Swainson, and concludes it 'clearly shows that is Abalistes stellatus, not A. filamentosus'  



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