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Geneion  Bibron in Duméril, 1855
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1054466

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Amblyrhynchotes Troschel, 1856
    Amblyrhynchote Bibron in Duméril, 1855
    Amblyrhynchotus Hollard, 1857
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderTetraodontiformes  – leatherjackets, cowfishes, filefishes, puffers, triggerfishes, trunkfishes, balistes, poissons-coffres, poissons-globes  
                               SuborderTetraodontoidei  – puffers, porcupinefishes, tétrodons  
                                  FamilyTetraodontidae  – toadfishes, rabbitfishes, puffers, blowfishes, globefishes, swellfishes, botetes, sphéroïdes  
                                        GenusGeneion Bibron in Duméril, 1855  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Geneion honckenii (Bloch, 1785)  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 31-Oct-2014, website (version 31-Oct-14)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes. ( Electronic version accessed 03-Nov-2014   
  Reference for: Geneion   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Duméril, Aug.  
  Publication Date: 1855   
  Article/Chapter Title: Note sur un travail inédit de Bibron relatif aux poissons plectognathes gymnodontes (diodons et tétrodons)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Revue et Magasins de Zoologie série 2, vol. 7   
  Page(s): 274-282   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Fraser-Brunner, A.  
  Publication Date: 1943   
  Article/Chapter Title: Notes on the Plectognath Fishes. VIII. The Classification of the Suborder Tetraodontoidea, with a Synopsis of the Genera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 11, vol. 10   
  Page(s): 1-18   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Geneion   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hardy, Graham S.  
  Publication Date: 1983   
  Article/Chapter Title: Revision of Australian species of Torquigener Whitley (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae), and two new generic names for Australian puffer fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, vol. 13, no. 1/2   
  Page(s): 1-48   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0303-6758   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Geneion   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Jordan, David Starr  
  Publication Date: 1919   
  Article/Chapter Title: The genera of fishes, part II, from Agassiz to Bleeker, 1833-1858, twenty-six years, with the accepted type of each. A contribution to the stability of scientific nomenclature   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Leland Stanford Jr. University Publications, University Series 36   
  Page(s): 163-284   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Geneion   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kottelat, Maurice  
  Publication Date: 2001   
  Article/Chapter Title: Nomenclatural status of names of tetraodontiform fishes based on Bibron's unpublished work   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoosystema, vol. 23, no.3   
  Page(s): 605-618   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1280-9551   
  Reference for: Geneion   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kottelat, Maurice  
  Publication Date: 2013   
  Article/Chapter Title: The fishes of the inland waters of southeast Asia: a catalogue and core bibiography of the fishes known to occur in freshwaters, mangroves and estuaries   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement No. 27   
  Page(s): 1-663   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0217-2445   
  Reference for: Geneion   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Le Danois, Yseult  
  Publication Date: 1959   
  Article/Chapter Title: Étude ostéologique, myologique et systématique des poissons du sousordre des Orbiculates   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Annales de l'Institut océanographique de Monaco N. S., vol. 36, no. 1   
  Page(s): 1-273   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Geneion   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shipp, Robert L.  
  Publication Date: 1974   
  Article/Chapter Title: The pufferfishes (Tetraodontidae) of the Atlantic Ocean   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Publications of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Museum, no. 4   
  Page(s): 1-162   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Geneion   

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  Comment: David S. Jordan (1919) assigned Tetraodon (Geneion) maculatus as the orthotype and considered Geneion to be junior synonym of Lagocephalus. Jordan also listed Tetraodon honkeni to Amblyrhynchotus (now Amblyrynchote) and commented 'apparently distinct from Lagocephalus Swainson'  
    See Kottelat (2001:613-614) and Kotellat (2013:477) and the other cited works. The type species of Geneion was found to be conspecific with that of Amblyrhynchote (ending variously as -es or -us, which are now considered misspellings) by Hardy (1983:2). This species synonymy was also presented by Le Danois (1959:189), although that author still retained the two genera as valid (apparently not realizing that she had moved the type species of Amblyrhynchotes to another genus). As the two genera had the same priority under the ICZN 'Code,' which takes priority is to be decided by a First Reviser citing both 'and selecting from them' (ICZN Art. 24.2). Kottelat argues that the first reviser could have been either Le Danois or Shipp (1974:19), although on close examination both are questionable. It is also hard to argue that Hardy fulfills the criteria of first reviser. Kottelat (2001) may fulfill those criteria, and if that work did not, then Kottelat (2013) certainly did. No works are known to have treated Geneion as synonym of a valid genus Amblyrhynchote/-es/-us prior to Kottelat's works. The only recourse to avoid Kottelat's conclusion would be a petition to the ICZN to suppress Geneion, and given that only one species is involved, and it is not a prominent market species, it is hard to imagine that such a proposal would be passed  



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