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
Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Salmo brevipes Smitt, 1883 Synonym
Salmo caerulescens Schmidt, 1795
Salmo gloverii Girard 1854
Salmo goedenii Bloch, 1784
Salmo gracilis Couch, 1865 Ambiguous synonym
Salmo hamatus Cuvier, 1829
Salmo hardinii Günther, 1866
Salmo nobilis Olafsen, 1772
Salmo nobilis Pallas, 1814
Salmo ocla Nilsson, 1832
Salmo renatus Lacepède, 1803
Salmo rilla Lacepède, 1803
Salmo salar biennis Berg, 1912
Salmo salar brevipes Smitt, 1883
Salmo salar brevipes relictus Berg, 1932
Salmo salar europaeus Payne, Child & Forrest, 1971
Salmo salar lacustris Hardin, 1862
Salmo salar nobilis Smitt 1895
Salmo salar ouananiche McCarthy 1894
Salmo salar saimensis Seppovaara, 1962
Salmo salar sebago Girard, 1853
Salmo salar tasmanicus Johnston 1889
Salmo salmo Valenciennes, 1848
Salmo salmulus Walbaum, 1792
Salmo sebago Girard, 1853
Salmo strom Bonnaterre 1788
Trutta relicta Malmgren, 1863
Trutta salar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Trutta salar relicta Malmgren 1863

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Salmo goedenii Bloch, 1784
Salmo salar brevipes Smitt, 1883
Salmo hardinii Günther, 1866
Salmo nobilis Olafsen, 1772
Salmo nobilis Pallas, 1814
Salmo ocla Nilsson, 1832
Salmo renatus Lacepède, 1803
Salmo hamatus Cuvier, 1829
Salmo salar saimensis Seppovaara, 1962
Salmo gracilis Couch, 1865
Salmo salar ouananiche McCarthy 1894
Salmo salar nobilis Smitt 1895
Salmo salar lacustris Hardin, 1862
Salmo sebago Girard, 1853
Salmo salar europaeus Payne, Child & Forrest, 1971
Salmo salar brevipes relictus Berg, 1932
Salmo salar biennis Berg, 1912
Salmo rilla Lacepède, 1803
Salmo brevipes Smitt, 1883
Salmo salmulus Walbaum, 1792
Salmo caerulescens Schmidt, 1795
Salmo salar sebago Girard, 1853
Salmo salar tasmanicus Johnston 1889
Salmo strom Bonnaterre 1788
Trutta relicta Malmgren, 1863
Trutta salar (Linnaeus, 1758)
Salmo salmo Valenciennes, 1848
Trutta salar relicta Malmgren 1863
Salmo gloverii Girard 1854

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Salmo salar Preferred
Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758

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