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Bothus spinosus  (Poey, 1868)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 649678

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Bothus ocellatus (Agassiz in Spix & Agassiz, 1831)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - junior synonym   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Expert: Thomas A. Munroe  
  Notes: Systematic Zoologist, National Marine Fisheries Service; Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Bothus spinosus    
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Claro, Rodolfo, and Lynne R. Parenti / Claro, Rodolfo, Kenyon C. Lindeman, and L. R. Parenti, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2001   
  Article/Chapter Title: Chapter 2: The Marine Ichthyofauna of Cuba   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Ecology of the Marine Fishes of Cuba   
  Page(s): 21-57   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-985-8   
  Reference for: Bothus spinosus   

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  Comment: Tom Munroe (pers.comm. 2004) states, 'In his 1934 work entitled Heterosomata, J.R. Norman placed Rhomboidichthys spinosus Poey, 1868 in the synonymy of Bothus ocellatus (Agassiz, 1831). That has been the only formal treatment of the name that I have come across'  
    Claro et al. (2001) note for Bothus spinosus (Poey, 1868) that its 'Presence in Cuba or species identification requires confirmation'  



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