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Melichthys
Swainson 1839

Genus   Melichthys
AuthorWI   Swainson [W.]
AuthorNI   Swainson
Qualification   ---
Year   1839
Status   Valid
Gender   masculine
Water   Salt water
Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Tetraodontiformes
Family   Balistidae
Subfamily   ---
Tribe   ---
Original Genus   Melichthys
Original Family   Balistidae
Original Sub Family   ---
Original Year   1839
Gender   masculine

Type Species   Balistes ringens
Type Species AuthorWI   Osbeck [P.]
Type Species AuthorNI   Osbeck
Type Species Qualification   ---
Type Species Year   1765
Type Designation   Type by subsequent designation
Senior Objective Synonym   = *Balistes niger* Bloch 1786
Current Genus   Melichthys
Current Year   1839
Current Family   Balistidae
Current Summary   Valid as Melichthys  Swainson 1839. Balistidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Melichthys  Swainson 1839 -- (Randall & Klausewitz 1973:58 [ref. 7581], Matsuura 1980:40 [ref. 6943], Tyler 1980:120 [ref. 4477], Arai 1983:199 [ref. 14249], Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:358 [ref. 6441], Smith & Heemstra 1986:879 [ref. 5714], Lindberg et al. 1997:60 [ref. 23547], Matsuura 2001:3912 [ref. 26315], Matsuura 2003:1964 [ref. 27119], Allen et al. 2006:1872 [ref. 29098]).
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