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Beryx decadactylus (non Cuvier, 1829)
Misapplied name for Beryx splendens (non Cuvier, 1829)
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Beryx; Species: decadactylus; (non Cuvier, 1829)
  Current accepted name :   
No
  Status details:   
misapplied name, original combination
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  Comment :   
  Etymology of Generic name : 
 
Greek, beryx or berys = a name of a fish. Cuvier & Valenciennes (1829:221) precise that the name was used by Gesner from Varinus, but with no indication whatsoever helping identifying any species. After D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (A glossary of Greek fishes, 1947), the name actually seems to come originally from Hesychius, but perhaps the name was not originally a fish name. Thompson compares it to meryx (ruminant), applied on skaros (Scarus), so it may have been applied on a parrot fish referring to its browsing/grazing behavior described by Aristoteles and followers.
Etymology of specific name : 
 
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Misapplied name
 
 

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