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Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of generic noun  
Name from Greek, ßoƛɛ for ejected and 'ophthalmos' for eye; refers to species capability to rapidly raise their eyes above the level of their orbital cavities, as if the eyes were being ejected.
  Etymology of specific epithet  
Named came from the indigenous people of the Wapi villages of Purutu Island, the specie's type locality. They call this species ‘poti’, where in their language means ‘spotted’ and refers to the numerous tiny whitish spots present on the head of this fish.
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
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ITIS TSN : None | Catalogue of Life | ZooBank | WoRMS