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A Synopsis of the Four Species of Cowfishes (Acanthostracion, Plectognathi) in the Atlantic Ocean

James C. Tyler
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Vol. 117 (1965), pp. 261-287
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4064605
Page Count: 27
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Abstract

A single species of Acanthostracion has been generally recognized, but Cadenat and Marchal (1963) and Tyler (1965) have shown that there are more than one species. The present work characterizes what have been found to be four species of the genus, two in the eastern Atlantic (notacanthus and guineensis) and two in the western Atlantic (quadricornis and polygonius).

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