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Lyosphaera  Evermann & Kendall, 1898
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173408

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Chilomycterus Brisout de Barneville, 1846
  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: Lyosphaera   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Lyosphaera   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Leis, Jeffrey M.  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: Nomenclature and distribution of the species of the porcupinefish family Diodontidae (Pisces, Teleostei)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Memoirs of Museum Victoria, vol. 63, no. 1   
  Page(s): 77-90   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1447-2554   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Lyosphaera   

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  Comment: No comment on validity in Eschmeyer (online Catalog of Fishes, 2004-2014). Leis (2006:82-83) notes that Lyosphaera globosa Evermann & Kendall 1898 (the type of the genus Lyosphaera) is 'most likely to be [Chilomycterus] schoepfii based on distribution' and places it in an unofficial group called 'Atlantic Chilomycterus'  



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