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Gastrophysus  Müller, 1843
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173372

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Lagocephalus Swainson, 1839
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - junior synonym   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   

  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: Gastrophysus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Gastrophysus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Bleeker, Pieter  
  Publication Date: 1863   
  Article/Chapter Title: Mémoire sur les poissons de la côte de Guinée   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Natuurkundige Verhandelingen van de Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen te Haarlem, Ser. 2, no. 18   
  Page(s): 1-162   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Gastrophysus   
  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: Gastrophysus   
  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  Article/Chapter Title: Nomenclatural status of names of tetraodontiform fishes based on Bibron's unpublished work   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: Gastrophysus   
  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: Gastrophysus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Matsuura, Keiichi  
  Publication Date: 2015   
  Article/Chapter Title: Taxonomy and systematics of tetraodontiform fishes: a review   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Ichthyological Research, vol. 62, no. 1   
  Page(s): 72-113   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1616-3915   
  Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10228-014-0444-5   
  Reference for: Gastrophysus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith, J. B. L.  
  Publication Date: 1949   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Sea Fishes of Southern Africa   
  Page(s): xii + 550   
  Publisher: Central News Agency, Ltd.   
  Publication Place: Cape Town, South Africa   
  Reference for: Gastrophysus   

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  Comment: Until very recently, Gastrophysus Müller, 1843 was widely understood to be typified by the species Tetraodon lunaris Bloch & Schneider 1801 (based on Jordan's action in 1919, p.196), which is now placed in Lagocephalus Swainson 1839. Kottelat (2013:476) pointed out that a prior typification was made by Bleeker (1865:46), where the type was given as T[etraodon] oblongus Bloch 1786, which is also the type species of Takifugu Abe, 1949. If accepted, approximately 26 Takifugu species would instead be recognized as species of Gastrophysus, with new generic combinations. Kottelat pointed out 'the only way to continue to use Takifugu as a valid name would be to ask the ICZN to reverse precedence or to suppress Gastrophysus,' (or to reject Bleeker's typification of that genus, leaving Jordan's in place). Matsuura (2015:94) has said he will ask the Commission to do so, but no proposal has yet been presented. ITIS will revisit this matter as it develops  



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