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caninus, Fierasfer G√ľnther [A.] 1862:383 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 4; ref. 1969] No locality. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1952.10.30.2. Markle & Olney 1990:388 [ref. 18996] recommended suppression of this species name in favor of Fierasfer dubius Putnam 1874. •Valid as Carapus caninus (Günther 1862) -- (Arnold 1956:278 [ref. 5315]). •Senior synonym of Encheliophis dubius (Putnam 1874) but not treated as valid -- (Markle & Olney 1990:388 [ref. 18996], Markle in Nielsen et al. 1999:16 [ref. 24448]). •Synonym of Carapus dubius (Putnam 1874) -- (recent authors). Current status: Synonym of Carapus dubius (Putnam 1874). Carapidae: Carapinae. Habitat: marine.


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