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Balistes buniva (non Lacepède, 1803)
Misapplied name for Melichthys niger (non Lacepède, 1803)
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Balistes; Species: buniva; (non Lacepède, 1803)
  Current accepted name :   
No
  Status details:   
misapplied name, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
Author and year from Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Nov. 1999: Ref. 33021).
  Etymology of Generic name : 
 
Latin, balista, -ae = crossbowman. In Greek, ballo = to throw (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
 
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Misapplied name
 
 

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