Ichthyological Research

, Volume 64, Issue 1, pp 120–122 | Cite as

Mesovagus, a replacement name for the grenadier genus Mesobius Hubbs and Iwamoto 1977 (Actinopterygii: Gadiformes: Macrouridae), a junior homonym of Mesobius Chamberlin 1951 (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae)

  • Naohide Nakayama
  • Hiromitsu Endo
Short Report


A replacement name, Mesovagus nom. nov., is proposed for the grenadier genus Mesobius Hubbs and Iwamoto 1977, which is preoccupied by Mesobius Chamberlin 1951 in lithobiid centipedes (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha).


Homonymy Replacement name Mesovagus Mesobius Macrouridae Lithobiidae 



We are deeply indebted to T. Iwamoto (California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco) for giving us the opportunity to publish the present paper. We also thank G. Shinohara, M. Nakae and K. Matsuura (NSMT) for a specimen loan; T. Naito (BSKU) and Y. Yamamoto and T. Matsuzaki (Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University) for technical assistance; and G. Yearsley (Hobart) for editing English text.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Laboratory of Marine Biology, Faculty of ScienceKochi UniversityKochiJapan

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