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  Original name  
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  Current accepted name  
Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref.  
  Etymology of generic noun  
Greek, melan, -anos = black + Greek, amphi = both side (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet  
The species name xestoachidus comes from Greek "smooth spined" and indicates the absence of a spur on the haemal arch of the first caudal vertebra (Ref. 87971).
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
  Link to other databases  
ITIS TSN : None | Catalogue of Life | ZooBank | WoRMS