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Pomacentrus notophthalmus  Bleeker, 1853
Taxonomic Serial No.: 170167

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): yellow damselfish [English]
  Valid Name: Dischistodus melanotus (Bleeker, 1858)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - junior synonym   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 28-Mar-2002, website (version 15-Feb-02)  
  Acquired: 2002   
  Reference for: Pomacentrus notophthalmus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Pomacentrus notophthalmus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: yellow damselfish[English]   

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  Comment: Eschmeyer (online Catalog of Fishes) does not note why this name, which is the senior name, is not valid: "notophthalmus, Pomacentrus Bleeker 1853... Synonym of Dischistodus melanotus (Bleeker 1858) -- (Randall et al. 1990:268 [ref. 15987], Allen 1991:244 [ref. 19344]). Dischistodus melanotus (Bleeker 1858), Pomacentridae." Since it appears not to have been used as a valid name in the last century, Eschmeyer (personal communication, Nov. 2002) suggests it might be regarded as a nomen oblitum, although further research would be required  



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