Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3
California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, California, USA
Eschmeyer (online Catalog of Fishes, 2002, and personal communication, December 2002) suggests that this name is best handled for now in synonymy under the family. Until further research resolves the status of this name more clearly, ITIS is following this advice
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