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Paramonacanthus oblongus  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 646228

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Paramonacanthus cryptodon (Bleeker, 1855)
    Paramonacanthus japonicus (Tilesius, 1809)
    Paramonacanthus curtorhynchos (Bleeker, 1855)
    Monacanthus cryptodon Bleeker, 1855
    Monacanthus curtorhynchos Bleeker, 1855
    Monacanthus oblongus Temminck & Schlegel, 1850
    Balistes japonicus Tilesius, 1809
    Monacanthus trachyderma Bleeker, 1860
    Monacanthus broekii Bleeker, 1858
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderTetraodontiformes  – leatherjackets, cowfishes, filefishes, puffers, triggerfishes, trunkfishes, balistes, poissons-coffres, poissons-globes  
                               SuborderBalistoidei  – filefishes, leatherjackets, triggerfishes  
                                  FamilyMonacanthidae  – filefishes, lijas, poissons-bourses  
                                     GenusParamonacanthus Bleeker, 1865  
                                        SpeciesParamonacanthus oblongus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 03-Feb-2015, website (version 03-Feb-15)  
  Acquired: 2015   
  Notes: Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed). Catalog of Fishes. ( Electronic version accessed 09-Feb-2015   
  Reference for: Paramonacanthus oblongus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gill, Anthony C., and J. Barry Hutchins   
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: Paramonacanthus oblongus, the correct name for the Indo-Pacific fish currently called P. japonicus, with a recommendation on the nomenclature of Stephanolepis cirrhifer (Tetraodontiformes, Monacanthidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Records of the Western Australian Museum, vol. 21, pt. 1   
  Page(s): 107-109   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0312-3162   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Paramonacanthus oblongus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hutchins, J. Barry   
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title: Review of the monacanthid fish genus Paramonacanthus, with descriptions of three new species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Records of the Western Australian Museum, supplement no. 54   
  Page(s): 1-57   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-7309-8793-0, 0313-122X  
  Reference for: Paramonacanthus oblongus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Indo-West Pacific  



  Comment: See Gill & Hutchins (2002). Balistes japonicus Walbaum 1792 is a senior primary homonym of Balistes japonicus Tilesius 1809. The authors also consider the former a nomen oblitum in synonymy under Stephanolepis cirrhifer (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850), and the latter is placed in synonymy under Paramonacanthus oblongus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)  



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