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
Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Asellus major Not given Ambiguous synonym
Gadus arenosus Mitchill, 1815 Synonym
Gadus callarias Linnaeus, 1758
Gadus callarias hiemalis Taliev 1931
Gadus callarias kildinensis Derjugin, 1920
Gadus heteroglossus Walbaum, 1792
Gadus morhua callarias Linnaeus, 1758
Gadus morhua kildinensis Derjugin, 1920
Gadus morhua morhua Linnaeus, 1758
Gadus morrhua Linnaeus, 1758
Gadus nanus Faber, 1829
Gadus rupestris Mitchill, 1815
Gadus vertagus Walbaum, 1792
Morhua punctatus Fleming, 1828
Morhua vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Morrhua americana Storer, 1839
Morrhua vulgaris Fleming, 1828

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Morhua vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Morrhua americana Storer, 1839
Gadus arenosus Mitchill, 1815
Morrhua vulgaris Fleming, 1828
Asellus major Not given
Gadus morrhua Linnaeus, 1758
Gadus nanus Faber, 1829
Gadus vertagus Walbaum, 1792
Gadus rupestris Mitchill, 1815
Gadus morhua kildinensis Derjugin, 1920
Morhua punctatus Fleming, 1828
Gadus ruber Lacepède, 1803
Gadus morhua morhua Linnaeus, 1758
Gadus morhua callarias Linnaeus, 1758
Gadus heteroglossus Walbaum, 1792
Gadus callarias kildinensis Derjugin, 1920
Gadus callarias hiemalis Taliev 1931
Gadus callarias Linnaeus, 1758

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Gadus morhua Preferred
Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758 Authority

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