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Balistes verrucosus Gronow, 1854
Ambiguous synonym for Melichthys niger Gronow, 1854
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Balistes; Species: verrucosus; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
  Status details:   
other, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
In Gray. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Balistes verrucosus Linnaeus, 1758 ).
  Etymology of Generic name : 
Latin, balista, -ae = crossbowman. In Greek, ballo = to throw (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Ambiguous synonym
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