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Elacatinus phthirophagus Sazima, Carvalho-Filho
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senior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of generic noun :   
Greek, elakatines = fusiform fishes preserved in salt (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet :   
From the Greek phteir, phtheiros = louse, and phagein, phagos = to eat, an allusion to this goby feeding mostly on larval, parasitic gnathiid isopods it picks from its clients.
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