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Clupea thrissoides  Bloch and Schneider, 1801
Taxonomic Serial No.: 572685

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1847
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Clupea thrissoides   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Clupea thrissoides   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Apparently belongs in Megalops [Megalopidae], in synonymy under either Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782) or Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes, 1847  
    Although Clupea thrissoides Bloch & Schneider 1801 is senior to Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847, Eschmeyer (online Catalog of Fishes, 2004) says that "The name Megalops atlanticus should be continued following provisions of the 1999 code" [International Code of Zoological Nomenclature]  



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