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Leiurus macrophthalmus  (Swainson, 1839)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 203427

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

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  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: Leiurus macrophthalmus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Leiurus macrophthalmus   
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  Comment: 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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