Biblio Entry Summary for Siganus fuscescens
Citation Cuvier, M.B. and M.A. Valenciennes, 1835, Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome 10.. Chez F.G. Levrault, Paris, xxiv + 482 p.
Ref. 1643 Cuvier, M.B. and M.A. Valenciennes, 1835
Page 159
Named Used as Valid Amphacanthus tumifrons
Comment Entered under 3 different names in this reference.
Locality Type locality, Shark Bay, Western Australia and Indo-Pacific region
Quote in part?, Bauchot (1965) determined that 1 of the 2 syntypes of @A. tumifrons@ collected by Peron on Baudin's expedition is @S. fuscescens@ (MNHN 2949), the other syntype is @S. spinus@. Since it is difficult to believe that Valenciennes could combine @spinus@ and @fuscescens@ as 1 species, a curating error may have occurred. Valenciennes (ibid.) also referred to a fish drawing by Dr. Finlayson to be the same as @tumifrons@, but was not seen by Woodland.
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