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Balistes stellatus (non Anonymous, 1798)
Misapplied name for Abalistes stellaris (non Anonymous, 1798)
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Balistes; Species: stellatus; (non Anonymous, 1798)
  Current accepted name :   
No
  Status details:   
misapplied name, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
Latinized French name used by Lacep├Ęde, and thus made it available. Considered valid by authors.
  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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