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
Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1848 Preferred
Belonopsis leuchtenbergi (Lowe, 1852) Synonym
Cercomitus flagellifer Weber, 1913
Investigator acanthonotus (Alcock, 1894)
Leptocephalus andreae Schmidt, 1912
Leptocephalus canaricus Lea, 1913
Leptorhynchus leuchtenbergi Lowe, 1852
Nematoprora polygonifera Gilbert, 1905
Nemichthys acanthonotus Alcock, 1894
Nemichthys avocetta Jordan & Gilbert, 1881
Nemichthys fronto Garman, 1899
Nemichthys gaussiana (Pappenheim, 1914)
Nemichthys mediterraneus Ariola, 1904
Nemichthys scalopaceus Richardson, 1848
Nemichthys scolopacea Richardson, 1848
Paravocettinops trilinearis Kanazawa and Maul, 1967
Serrivomer sector (non Garman, 1878) Misapplied name
Tilurella gaussiana Pappenheim, 1914

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1848 Preferred
Tilurella gaussiana Pappenheim, 1914
Nemichthys avocetta Jordan & Gilbert, 1881
Nematoprora polygonifera Gilbert, 1905
Nemichthys fronto Garman, 1899
Nemichthys gaussiana (Pappenheim, 1914)
Nemichthys mediterraneus Ariola, 1904
Nemichthys scalopaceus Richardson, 1848
Nemichthys scolopacea Richardson, 1848
Serrivomer sector (non Garman, 1878)
Paravocettinops trilinearis Kanazawa and Maul, 1967
Leptocephalus canaricus Lea, 1913
Leptocephalus andreae Schmidt, 1912
Investigator acanthonotus (Alcock, 1894)
Cercomitus flagellifer Weber, 1913
Belonopsis leuchtenbergi (Lowe, 1852)
Nemichthys acanthonotus Alcock, 1894
Leptorhynchus leuchtenbergi Lowe, 1852

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1848 Preferred
Nemichthys avocetta Jordan & Gilbert, 1881 Junior synonym
Leptorhynchus leuchtenbergi Lowe, 1852
Paravocettinops trilinearis Kanazawa and Maul, 1967
Nematoprora polygonifera Gilbert, 1905

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Nemichthys scolopaceus Preferred
Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1848 Authority

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