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Elacatinus phthirophagus Sazima, Carvalho-Filho & Sazima, 2008
Accepted name
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Elacatinus; Species: phthirophagus; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
Yes
  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
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  Comment :   
  Etymology of Generic name : 
 
Greek, elakatines = fusiform fishes preserved in salt (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
 
From the Greek phteir, phtheiros = louse, and phagein, phagos = to eat, an allusion to this goby feeding mostly on larval, parasitic gnathiid isopods it picks from its clients.
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Accepted name
 
 

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