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Polypterus bichir Lacepède, 1803
Accepted name
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Polypterus; Species: bichir; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
Yes
  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
Author from Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Feb. 2010: Ref. 83763) and Ref. 42855. Appeared originally as 'Polyptère bichir' (Ref. 43537).
  Etymology of Generic name : 
 
Greek, poly = a lot of + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
 
Named after the local name for the fish (Ref. 43537).
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Accepted name
 
 

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