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
Lates niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Centropomus niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) Synonym
Labrus niloticus Linnaeus, 1758
Lates albertianus Worthington, 1929
Lates niloticus albertianus Worthington, 1929
Lates niloticus macrolepidota Pellegrin 1922
Lates niloticus macrolepidotus Pellegrin, 1922
Lates nilotus rudolfianus Worthington, 1932

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Lates niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Lates niloticus albertianus Worthington, 1929
Lates nilotus rudolfianus Worthington, 1932
Lates niloticus macrolepidota Pellegrin 1922
Lates albertianus Worthington, 1929
Labrus niloticus Linnaeus, 1758
Centropomus niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lates niloticus macrolepidotus Pellegrin, 1922

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Lates niloticus Preferred
Centropomus niloticus
Labrus niloticus
Lates niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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