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Xiphias velifer (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Misapplied name for Istiophorus albicans (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Xiphias; Species: velifer; (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
  Current accepted name :   
  Status details:   
misapplied name, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
In Rochebrune 1882. Author from Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Jan. 2012: Ref. 89336). Is Schneider, 1801 in Ref. 43, but the citation shows it as a synonym not as a chresonym (a citation of the use of the name) as interpreted here.
  Etymology of Generic name : 
Greek, xiphos = sword (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Misapplied name
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