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  Original name  
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  Current accepted name  
Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref.  
  Etymology of generic noun  
Name presumably from the Latin 'spica' or 'spiculum' meaning dart, spike; probably referring to the dartlike shape of the fish, and 'macrurus', a genus of grenadier; treated as a masculine noun.
  Etymology of specific epithet  
Named for John E. McCosker, CAS.
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
  Link to other databases  
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