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Thalassoma melanochir  (Bleeker, 1857)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 170591

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): sunscreen wrasse [English]
  Valid Name: Thalassoma amblycephalum (Bleeker, 1856)
  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: Thalassoma melanochir   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Thalassoma melanochir   
  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: sunscreen wrasse[English]   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Resolved by implication. Shiino (1976) lists "Thalassoma melanochir Bleeker. Subscreen wrasse (S Af)" in the Labridae; Eschmeyer (online Catalog of Fishes) lists "melanochir, Julis (Julis) Bleeker 1857" as the only Bleeker melanochir in the Labridae, and synonymizes it to Thalassoma amblycephalum (Bleeker, 1856). Unable to account for the name otherwise  



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