- Bulletin of the National Science Museum. Series A, Zoology (ISSN:03852423)
- vol.16, no.1, pp.15-20, 1990-03
The pufferfish genus Fugu ABE, 1952,which has long been used by many authors, is a junior subjective synonym of Takifugu ABE, 1949. Higanfugu ABE, 1949 is similarly included in the synonymy of Takifugu ABE, whereas Shippofugu ABE, 1949 is more correctly included in the synonymy of Torquigener WHITLEY, 1930. Comments are also made on the status of the type species of all of the remaining generic and subgeneric categories erected by ABE in 1939,1949,1950,1952 and 1954.