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Taxonomic Serial No.: 168793

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Carangidae 
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 22-Oct-2005, website (version 17-Oct-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Reference for: Apolectidae   
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 25-Mar-2013, website (version 25-Mar-13)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Reference for: Apolectidae   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Apolectidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, John S.  
  Publication Date: 1984   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, 2nd ed.   
  Publisher: John Wiley & Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-86475-7   
  Reference for: Apolectidae   

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  Comment: "Apolectidae" from NODC is apparently based on the carangid genus Apolectus Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1832, which according to Eschmeyer (online Catalog of Fishes, 2005) is "Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Apolectus Bennett 1831 in fishes" [Scombridae]. Eschmeyer treats the type genus as a synonym of Parastromateus Bleeker 1864 in the Carangidae  
    Nelson (1984) recognized family Apolectidae as containing a single species, Apolectus (=Formio) niger (Witzell, 1977), but noted "Some authors place this species in the Carangidae"; in later editions he placed the species in Carangidae himself. The cited author is apparently in error as Eschmeyer (2013) cites Apoletcus niger and Formio niger (Bloch, 1795), = Parastromateus niger (Bloch, 1795) (TSN 168785)  



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