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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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Erpetoichthys Smith [J. A.] 1865:273 Masc. Erpetoichthys calabaricus Smith 1865. Type by monotypy. Unjustifiably emended or misspelled Herpetoichthys by authors. Apparently not preoccupied by Erpichthys Swainson 1838 in fishes; replacement Calamoichthys Smith 1866 not needed. Also appeared as new in Smith in Anonymous 1865:2 [ref. 20730]. Treated as valid (see Calamoichthys) as concluded by Swinney & Heppell 1982:98 [ref. 20746]. See also discussion by Rizzato & Bockmann 2017 [ref. 35251]. •Valid as Erpetoichthys Smith 1865 -- (Gosse in Lévêque et al. 1990:80 [ref. 21589], Poll & Gosse 1995:77 [ref. 24781], Britz 2007:173 [ref. 30014], Suzuki et al. 2010:3 [ref. 31060]). Current status: Valid as Erpetoichthys Smith 1865. Polypteridae.