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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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germo, Scomber Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1801:1 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 3; ref. 2710] Eastern Pacific at about 27°S, 103°W. No types known. Appeared earlier as Scomber germon in Lacepède 1800:598 [ref. 2709]. The section on "les scombres" was started at the end of Lacepède 1800 (v. 2) and continued at the beginning of Lacepède 1801 (v. 3); therefore, the descriptions of Scomber germon and Scomber germo are in reference to the same species but appeared in separate volumes published in different years with different spellings. See Scomber germon Lacepède 1800. Based on manuscript description by Commerson (Philibert Commerson, 1727-1773, French explorer and naturalist). Also appeared in Sonnini 1803:284, 319 (vol. 7) [ref. 30473] as Scomber germon on p. 284 and as Scomber germo on p. 319. •Synonym of Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre 1788) -- (Collette 1990:991 [ref. 19476], Collette 2001:3752 [ref. 26305], Collette 2003:1853 [ref. 27087], Collette 2003:14 [ref. 27312], Collette in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2911 [ref. 34618]). Current status: Synonym of Thunnus alalunga (Bonnaterre 1788). Scombridae: Scombrinae. Habitat: marine.