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Lepisosteus spatula Lacepède, 1803
Synonym for Atractosteus spatula Lacepède, 1803
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Lepisosteus; Species: spatula; Original reference
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senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of Generic name : 
Greek, lepis = scale + Greek, osteon = bone; bony sacled (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
From the words atract, meaning spindle and osteus, meaning bony; spatula (referring to snout shape) (Ref. 10294).
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