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  Original name  
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  Current accepted name  
Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref.  
  Etymology of generic noun  
Greek, kentron = sting + Greek, pyge = tail (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet  
The authors took the recommendation of Walt Smith, who collected the type series and provided the underwater photograph and detailed collecting data of the new species for this study, to name the fish after his wife, Deborah Smith. Deborah is an Israelitic name that does not exist in Latin. The genitive form of the non latin feminine word is deborahae. For reasons of euphony, however, the deborae was finally adapted. The new common English name of this species should be the blue velvet angelfish (Ref. 89471).
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
  Link to other databases  
ITIS TSN : None | Catalogue of Life | ZooBank | WoRMS