Caligus dactylus Ho, Lin & Chang, 2007

Hayes, Polly, Justine, Jean-Lou & Boxshall, Geoffrey A., 2012, The genus Caligus Müller, 1785 (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida): two new species from reef associated fishes in New Caledonia, and some nomenclatural problems resolved, Zootaxa 3534, pp. 21-39: 32

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.210824

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6167093

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scientific name

Caligus dactylus Ho, Lin & Chang, 2007
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Caligus dactylus Ho, Lin & Chang, 2007  

Ho et al. (2007) described C. dactylus   as a new species based on material of both sexes collected from Dactyloptena peterseni (Nyström, 1887)   landed in Taiwan. They made detailed comparisons between their new species and C. priacanthi Pillai, 1961   , but did not compare it with C. dactylopteni Uma Devi & Shyamasundari, 1981   described from material taken from another species of flying gurnard, Dactyloptena orientalis (Cuvier, 1829)   , caught at Waltair on the coast of India ( Uma Devi & Shyamasundari, 1981). The descriptions match in every respect and there are no significant differences between these two species. We therefore propose to treat C. dactylus Ho, Lin & Chang, 2007   as a junior subjective synonym of C. dactylopteni Uma Devi & Shyamasundari, 1981   .