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.

FishBase

Name Relationship
Stephanolepis hispidus (Linnaeus, 1766) Preferred
Balistes hispidus Linnaeus, 1766 Synonym
Monacanthus auriga Lowe, 1852
Monacanthus filamentosus Valenciennes, 1838
Monacanthus gallinula Valenciennes, 1843
Monacanthus hispidus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Monacanthus oppositus Poey, 1860
Monacanthus setifer (non Bennett, 1831) Misapplied name
Monacanthus setifer DeKay, 1842
Monacanthus spilonotus Cope, 1871
Monocanthus setifer DeKay, 1842
Stephanolepis hispida (Linnaeus, 1766)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Stephanolepis hispidus (Linnaeus, 1766) Preferred
Monacanthus filamentosus Valenciennes, 1838
Balistes hispidus Linnaeus, 1766
Monacanthus auriga Lowe, 1852
Monacanthus gallinula Valenciennes, 1843
Monacanthus hispidus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Monacanthus setifer (non Bennett, 1831)
Monocanthus setifer DeKay, 1842
Monacanthus oppositus Poey, 1860
Monacanthus spilonotus Cope, 1871
Monacanthus setifer DeKay, 1842 Ambiguous synonym
Stephanolepis hispida (Linnaeus, 1766)

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Stephanolepis hispida (Linnaeus, 1766) Preferred
Monacanthus hispidus (Linnaeus, 1766) Subsequent name/combination

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Stephanolepis hispidus Preferred
Monacanthus hispidus
Stephanolepis hispidus (Linnaeus, 1766)

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