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
Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788) Preferred
Germo albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788) Synonym
Germo albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Germo allisoni (Mowbray, 1920)
Germo argentivittatus (Cuvier, 1832)
Germo itosibi (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Germo macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Kishincella zacalles Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Kishinoella zacalles Jordan and Evermann, 1926
Neothunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Neothunnus albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Neothunnus albacora brevipinna Bellón & Bardán de Bellón, 1949
Neothunnus albacora longipinna Bellón & Bardán de Bellón, 1949
Neothunnus albacora macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Neothunnus albacores (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Neothunnus allisoni (Mowbray, 1920)
Neothunnus argentivittatus (Cuvier, 1832)
Neothunnus brevipinna Bellón & Bàrdan de Bellón, 1949
Neothunnus catalinae Jordan and Evermann, 1926
Neothunnus itosibi Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Neothunnus macropterus (Temminck and Schlegel, 1844)
Neothunnus macropterus itosibi Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Neothunnus macropterus macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Orcynus albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Orcynus macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Orcynus subulatus Poey, 1875
Scomber albacares Bonnaterre, 1788
Scomber albacorus Lacepède, 1800 Ambiguous synonym
Scomber sloanei Cuvier, 1832
Semathunnus guildi Fowler, 1933
Semathunnus itosibi (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Thunnus albacares macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Thunnus albacarres (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Thunnus albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Thunnus albacores (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Thunnus allisoni Mowbray, 1920
Thunnus argentivittatus (Cuvier, 1832)
Thunnus catalinae (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Thunnus itosibi (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Thunnus macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Thunnus zacalles (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Thunus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Thynnus albacora Lowe, 1839
Thynnus argentivittatus Cuvier, 1832
Thynnus macropterus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788) Preferred
Thunnus argentivittatus (Cuvier, 1832)
Orcynus albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Orcynus macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Scomber albacares Bonnaterre, 1788
Scomber sloanei Cuvier, 1832
Semathunnus guildi Fowler, 1933
Semathunnus itosibi (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Thunnus albacares macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Thunnus albacarres (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Thunnus albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Neothunnus macropterus macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Thunnus allisoni Mowbray, 1920
Orcynus subulatus Poey, 1875
Thunnus catalinae (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Thunnus itosibi (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Thunnus macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Thunnus zacalles (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Thunus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Thynnus albacora Lowe, 1839
Thynnus argentivittatus Cuvier, 1832
Thynnus macropterus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Thunnus albacores (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Neothunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Germo albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Germo albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Germo allisoni (Mowbray, 1920)
Germo argentivittatus (Cuvier, 1832)
Germo itosibi (Jordan & Evermann, 1926)
Germo macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Scomber albacorus Lacepède, 1800
Kishinoella zacalles Jordan and Evermann, 1926
Neothunnus macropterus itosibi Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Neothunnus albacora (Lowe, 1839)
Neothunnus albacora brevipinna Bellón & Bàrdan de Bellón, 1949
Neothunnus itosibi Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Kishincella zacalles Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Neothunnus macropterus (Temminck and Schlegel, 1844)
Neothunnus albacora longipinna Bellón & Bàrdan de Bellón, 1949
Neothunnus catalinae Jordan and Evermann, 1926
Neothunnus brevipinna Bellón & Bàrdan de Bellón, 1949
Neothunnus argentivittatus (Cuvier, 1832)
Neothunnus allisoni (Mowbray, 1920)
Neothunnus albacores (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Neothunnus albacora macropterus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788) Preferred
Kishinoella zacalles Jordan and Evermann, 1926 Junior synonym
Neothunnus macropterus (Temminck and Schlegel, 1844)
Neothunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788) Subsequent name/combination
Neothunnus catalinae Jordan and Evermann, 1926
Scomber albacares Bonnaterre, 1788 Original name/combination

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Thunnus albacares Preferred
Neothunnus macropterus
Scomber albacares Bonnaterre, 1788 Authority
Thunnus albacares (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Thunnus albacores Misspelling

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