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.

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Name Relationship
Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766) Preferred
Cheilodipterus heptacanthus Lacepède, 1801 Synonym
Cheilodipterus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
Chromis epicurorum Gronow, 1854
Gasterosteus saltatrix Linnaeus, 1766
Gonenion serra Rafinesque, 1810
Lopharis mediterraneus Rafinesque, 1810
Perca lophar Forsskål, 1775
Pomatomix saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
Pomatomus pedica Whitley, 1931
Pomatomus saltator (Linnaeus, 1766)
Pomatomus skib Lacepède, 1802
Scomber sypterus Pallas 1814
Scomer sypterus Pallas, 1814
Sparactodon nalnal Rochebrune, 1880
Sypterus pallasii Eichwald, 1831
Temnodon conidens Castelnau, 1861
Temnodon saltator (Linnaeus, 1766)
Temnodon tubulus Saville-Kent, 1893 Ambiguous synonym

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766) Preferred
Scomer sypterus Pallas, 1814
Sparactodon nalnal Rochebrune, 1880
Pomatomus pedica Whitley, 1931
Pomatomus skib Lacepède, 1802
Pomatomus saltator (Linnaeus, 1766)
Temnodon conidens Castelnau, 1861
Cheilodipterus heptacanthus Lacepède, 1801
Cheilodipterus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
Chromis epicurorum Gronow, 1854
Gasterosteus saltatrix Linnaeus, 1766
Gonenion serra Rafinesque, 1810
Pomatomix saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
Perca lophar Forsskål, 1775
Sypterus pallasii Eichwald, 1831
Temnodon saltator (Linnaeus, 1766)
Temnodon tubulus Saville-Kent, 1893
Lopharis mediterraneus Rafinesque, 1810

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