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Title: Three Nomenclatorial Changes in Indo-Pacific Surgeonfishes (Acanthurinae)
Authors: Randall, John E.
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Randall JE. 1987. Three nomenclatorial changes in Indo-Pacific surgeonfishes (Acanthurinae). Pac Sci 41: 54-61.
Abstract: Acanthurus nigricans (Linnaeus) is the senior synonym of A.
glaucopareius Cuvier. The wide-ranging, Indo-Pacific surgeonfish with a dark
stripe on the shoulder region that many authors have identified as A. nigricans
is correctly named A. nigricauda Duncker and Mohr. The large surgeonfish
endemic to the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden with a similar black shoulder ban d is
A. gahhm Forsskal.
The surgeonfish long misidentified as Acanthurus bleekeri Gunther should be
called A. mata (Cuvier). The next available name for the species that has been
identified as mata (Cuvier) by most recent authors is A. blochii Valenciennes.
Ctenochaetu s marginatus (Valenciennes), a new name for A. guttatus Kittlitz
from the Caroline Islands, replaces Ctenochaetus cyanoguttatus Randall.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1018
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 41, Numbers 1-4, 1987



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