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Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789
Accepted name

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Yes
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Accepted name
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senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of generic noun :   
Latin, balista, -ae = crossbowman. In Greek, ballo = to throw (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet :   
Specific name 'capriscus' meaning a small goat; probably referring to its 'face' which looks like a small goat (to be confirmed)..
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