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Pimephales promelas Rafinesque, 1820
Accepted name
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Pimephales; Species: promelas; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
Yes
  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
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  Comment :   
  Etymology of Generic name : 
 
Greek, pimeles, -es = fat + Greek, phales = whale; if the root is Greek, phales, -etos = penis (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
 
From the words pro, meaning forward; and melas, black (referring to the black head of nuptial males) (Ref. 10294).
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Accepted name
 
 

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