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Hepsetus akawo Decru, Vreven & Snoeks, 2012
Synonym for Hepsetus odoe Decru, Vreven & Snoeks, 2012
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Hepsetus; Species: akawo; Original reference
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junior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of Generic name : 
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 name : 
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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