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Scatophagus  Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1831
Taxonomic Serial No.: 170320

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Cacodoxus Cantor, 1849
 
    Prenes Gistel, 1848
 
    Scatophagus (Desmoprenes) Fowler & Bean, 1929
 
  Common Name(s): spotted scats [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2021   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                      ClassTeleostei   
                         SuperorderAcanthopterygii   
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderAcanthuroidei  – surgeonfishes  
                                  FamilyScatophagidae  – spadefishes, butterfishes, scats  
                                     GenusScatophagus Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1831 – spotted scats  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus, 1766) – scat, spotted scat, argusfish 
                                        Species Scatophagus tetracanthus (Lacepède, 1802) – African scat, striped scat 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Scatophagus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 1-Feb-2021, website (version 1 Feb 2021)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & Van der Laan, R. (eds) 2021. ESCHMEYER'S CATALOG OF FISHES: GENERA, SPECIES, REFERENCES. (http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp). Electronic version accessed 01 Feb 2021   
  Reference for: Scatophagus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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