Allenbatrachus, A New Genus of Indo-Pacific Toadfish (Batrachoididae)

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1997-07
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Greenfield, David W.
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University of Hawaii Press
Abstract
Allenbatrachus is described as a new genus for two Indo-West Pacific species previously known as Batrichthys grunniens (Linnaeus, 1758) and Batrachus reticulatus (Steindachner, 1870). It is included in the subfamily Batrachoidinae and is separated from other genera on the basis of the following combination of characters: a dorsocranium foramen behind each eye; two subopercular spines; no pectoral-fin axil foramina; raised flange on dorsal surface of maxilla; and protruding lower jaw. The two species of Allenbatrachus are redescribed and a neotype designated for Batrachus reticulatus.
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Greenfield DW. 1997. Allenbatrachus, a new genus of Indo-Pacific Toadfish (Batrachoididae). Pac Sci 51(3): 306-313.
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