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Acanthanectes hystrix Holleman & Buxton, 1993
Accepted name
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Acanthanectes; Species: hystrix; Original reference
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  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of Generic name : 
Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, nekton = swimmer (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
Greek, acanthos = "spine" or "thorn" + Greek, nectes = "swimmer"; refers to the lateral branching spines of the dorsal fin elements; and "hystrix" = generic name for the African porcupine, referring to the fish's prickly appearance (Ref. 35802).
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Accepted name

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