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The correct genus name for Siamese Tigerfish

Siamese Tigerfish or Tigerperches were originally placed in the Datnioides genus. In papers published in 1994[1] and 1998[2], this was changed, and they were placed in the Coius genus.

However, in a subsequent paper published in 2000[3], Kottelat stated that placing the Tigerperches in the genus Coius was erronous, and that the correct genus name is in fact Datnioides. See reference [3] for full details.


[1] Roberts, T.R. and M. Kottelat, 1994 The Indo-Pacific tigerperches, with a new species from the Mekong basin (Pisces: Coiidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 5(3): 257-266.

[2] Kottelat, M., 1998. Fishes of the Nam Theun and Xe Bangfai basins, Laos, with diagnoses of twenty-two new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Cobitidae, Coiidae and Odontobutidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 9(1): 1-128.

[3] Kottelat, M., 2000. The type species of the genus-group names *Coius* Hamilton, 1822 and *Datnia* Cuvier, 1829 and type-genus of the family-group name *Datnioididae* Bleeker, 1858. J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 5(1): 91-94.


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