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Hepsetus akawo
Synonym for Hepsetus odoe (Bloch, 1794)

  Original name  
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  Current accepted name  
  Status details  
junior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of generic noun  
Greek, epsetas, -e, -on = boiled, but there is the following sentence: "oí epsetoi" = certain fishes, and also could be related to "psetta" = grouper (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet  
The specific name refers to the local names in the Adangme language of Hepsetus specimens in Ghana: 'Akawo nyagbe', which means 'dog-like teeth' and 'akawo' which means 'attacker' or 'predator' (Ref. 88135).
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References using the name as accepted
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