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subgenus Physogaster considered synonym of genus Taxifugu in California Academy Catalog of Fishes 2014
Subgenus Tetrodon (Physogaster) Müller, 1841 is a junior homonym of the beetle genus Physogaster Lacordaire, 1830 (sometimes as Physogaster Guérin 1834). It was replaced by Gastrophysus by Müller in 1843
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