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Pristigaster Cuvier [G.] 1816:176 Fem. Pristigaster cayanus Cuvier 1829. Type by subsequent designation. First appeared (1816:176 [ref. 993]) with description of 1 unnamed species; 2 species named in Cuvier 1829:321 [ref. 995], P. cayanus traceable to 1816:176 (as type); type also restricted by Gill 1861; see Whitehead 1967:100 [ref. 6464]. Spelled Pristogaster by Swainson 1838:266 [ref. 4302]. •Valid as Pristigaster Cuvier 1816 -- (Grande 1985:245 [ref. 6466], Whitehead 1985:301 [ref. 5141], Menezes & de Pinna 2000:238 [ref. 24411], Munroe 2003:797 [ref. 26996], de Pinna & Di Dario in Reis et al. 2003:44 [ref. 27061]). Current status: Valid as Pristigaster Cuvier 1816. Pristigasteridae.