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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Tylosurus acus (Lacepède, 1803)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Tylosurus acus (Lacepède, 1803)

Synonyms:

Sphyraena acus Lacepède, 1803, Hist. nat. Pois., 5: 59 (original description based on a drawing by Plumier), probably from Martinique or at least West Indies.
Tylosurus acus: Collette & Parin, 1970: 41-47 (subspecies recognized).
Esox imperialis Rafinesque, 1810

Subspecies:

Tylosurus acus imperialis (Rafinesque, 1810)
Esox Imperialis Rafinesque, 1810, Caratt. Gen. Spec. Sicil.: 59 (Sicily).
Tylosurus Cantrainii Cocco, 1833, Giorn. Sci. Lett. Art. Sicilia, 42 (124): 18 (Messina, Sicily).
Belone imperialis: Moreau, 1881: 473-474 Mees, 1962: 38-41 (partim) Tortonese, 1963: 1-6, fig.2.
Tylosurus imperialis: d'Ancona, 1931: 160-161.
Strongylura acus: Fowler, 1936: 443-444 Lozano Rey, 1947: 603-606, fig. 72 Dollfus, 1955: 41, 120.
Belone imperialis imperialis: Mees, 1964: 319-320.
Tylosurus acus imperialis: Collette & Parin, 1970: 47-49.

Common names:

agujon needlefish [En]
aiguille voyeuse [Fr]
marao ojon [Es]

Agujon needlefish (Tylosurus acus)