Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it's not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name.

Preferred marks the preferred name from each source.


Name Relationship
Brycon Müller and Troschel, 1844 Preferred
Brycon carpophagus (Valenciennes, 1850) Synonym
Brycon behrae Hildebrand, 1938
Brycon juanensis Rendahl, 1941
Brycon juradoensis Fowler, 1944
Brycon lineatus Steindachner, 1866
Brycon siebenthalae Eigenmann, 1912
Brycon bolivarensis (Dahl, 1943)
Brycon microlepis Perugia, 1897
Brycon brevicauda Günther, 1864
Brycon acutus Böhlke, 1958
Brycon erythrura Fowler, 1941
Brycon pellegrini Holly, 1929
Brycon stübelii Steindachner, 1882
Brycon lundii Lütken, 1875
Brycon longiceps Steindachner, 1879
Brycon stuebelii Steindachner, 1882
Brycon tovari Dahl, 1960
Brycon ecuadoriensis Eigenmann & Henn, 1918
Brycon stubelii Steindachner, 1882
Brycon matrinchao Fowler, 1941
Brycon travassosi Amaral Campos, 1950
Brycon melanoxanthus Kner, 1860
Brycon piabanha Miranda-Ribeiro, 1902
Brycon scapularis Fowler, 1911
Brycon capito Cope, 1872
Brycon reinhardti Lütken, 1875
Brycon schomburgkii Müller & Troschel, 1844
Brycon bahiensis Günther, 1864
Brycon acuminatus (Eigenmann & Norris, 1900)
Brycon erythropterum (Cope, 1872)


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