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15 September 2006 Leiognathus Longispinis (Valenciennes, in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835), a Senior Synonym of Leiognathus Smithursti (Ramsay and Ogilby, 1886) (Teleostei: Leiognathidae)
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Leiognathus longispinis (Valenciennes, in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835) is shown to be a senior synonym of Leiognathus smithursti (Ramsay and Ogilby, 1886). Many leiognathid species were described without a broad comparison to existing species, which has contributed to nomenclatural problems. Although the holotypes of both L. longispinis and L. smithursti were collected in New Guinea, the authors of the latter name were evidently unaware of the earlier named species, which is shown herein to be morphologically indistinct from L. smithursti.

2006 by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
John S. Sparks "Leiognathus Longispinis (Valenciennes, in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1835), a Senior Synonym of Leiognathus Smithursti (Ramsay and Ogilby, 1886) (Teleostei: Leiognathidae)," Copeia 2006(3), 539-543, (15 September 2006). https://doi.org/10.1643/0045-8511(2006)2006[539:LLVICA]2.0.CO;2
Received: 2 January 2006; Accepted: 8 May 2006; Published: 15 September 2006
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