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Monacanthus cryptodon (non Bleeker, 1855)
Misapplied name for Paramonacanthus japonicus (non Bleeker, 1855)
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Monacanthus; Species: cryptodon; (non Bleeker, 1855)
  Current accepted name :   
No
  Status details:   
misapplied name, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
In 1997, Hutchins synonymized Monacanthus cryptodon with Paramonacanthus japonicus but now considers Paramonacanthus cryptodon as distinct and valid (Hutchins pers. comm. 12/08/03).
  Etymology of Generic name : 
 
Greek, monos = one + Greek, akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
 
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Misapplied name
 
 

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