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Ctenogobius nocturnus Smith, 1957
Synonym for Priolepis nocturna Smith, 1957
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Ctenogobius; Species: nocturnus; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
Year from Eschmeyer (CofF 1998: Ref. 26282).
  Etymology of Generic name : 
Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
Name from Latin nocturnus meaning 'of the night', presumed to refer to Smith's belief (1956:725) that this species lives a '.. Sheltered life in coral, almost certainly where the light is of low intensity.'; considered an adjectival form of nox and cannot be regarded as a noun (Ref. 9018).
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   

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