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Acanthurus guttatus (non Forster, 1801)
Misapplied name for Ctenochaetus marginatus (non Forster, 1801)
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Acanthurus; Species: guttatus; (non Forster, 1801)
  Current accepted name :   
No
  Status details:   
misapplied name, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
Misidentification in Kittlitz 1834 from Bloch & Schneider. Description given by Valenciennes (1835) as Acanthurus marginatus from Kittlitz 1834, the latter not considered as a new description but a misidentification (Also Ref. 56787).
  Etymology of Generic name : 
 
Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
 
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Misapplied name
 
 

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