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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Naucrates ductor (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Naucrates ductor (Linnaeus, 1758)

Synonyms:

Gasterosteus Ductor Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. X: 295 ('Habitat in Pelago').
Coryphaena pentadactyla Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. X: 261 ('Habitat in India') (pro parte).
Coryphaena pentadactyla: Bonnaterre, 1788: 59, pl. 33 (fig. 126).
Centronotus conductor Lacepède, 1801, Hist. Nat. Poiss., 3: 311.
Hemitripteronotus quinquemaculatus Lacepède, 1801, ibid.: 214.
Naucrates fanfarus Rafinesque, 1810, Caratt. Gen. Spec. Sicil.: 44 (Mediterranean).
Naucrates ductor: Cuvier, in Cuv. Val., 1832, 8: 229, pl. 232 Day, 1880-1884: 127, pl. 45 Moreau, 1881: 449, fig. 129 Carus, 1893: 660 Barnard, 1927: 560 Weber & Beaufort, 1934: 300, fig. 60-62 Nobre, 1935: 275, pl. 38 (fig. 123) Fowler, 1936: 681, fig. 306 Maul, 1948: 151 Tortonese & Trotti, 1949: 83 Lozano Rey, 1952: 594, pl. 45 (fig. 3), col. pl. 49, pl. 8 (fig. 2) Dieuzeide et al., 1954: 233, fig. Albuquerque, 1954-1956: 660, fig. 288 Dollfus, 1955: 145 Furnestin et al., 1958: 448, fig. 52 Dollfus, 1960: 105 Tortonese, 1961: 357 Svetovidov, 1964: 262, fig. 77 Bini, 1968, 5: 67, col. fig. Wheeler, 1969: 333, fig. 217.
Nauclerus compressus Valenciennes, in Cuv. Val., 1833, Hist. nat. Poiss., 9: 249, fig. 263 (Mer des Moluques'). Syntypes: MNHN no. A 6567 to A 6569.
Nauclerus abbreviatus Lowe, 1840, Proc. zool. Soc. London, 8: 36 (Madeira).
Nauclerus compressus: Hilgendorf, 1888: 207 (Azores).


Common names:

fanfan [Hr]
fanfru [Mlt]
kelaouxos [He]
kilavuz [Tu]
pampano [It]
peixe piolho [Pr]
pesce pilota [It]
pez piloto [Es]
pez simón [Es]
pilot-fish [En]
poisson pilote [Fr]
romeiro [Pr]

Pilot-fish (Naucrates ductor)