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
Morone saxatilis (Walbaum, 1792) Preferred
Morone lineatus (Bloch, 1792) Synonym
Morone saxitilis (Walbaum, 1792)
Perca labrax (non Linnaeus, 1758) Misapplied name
Perca mitchilli alternata Mitchill, 1815
Perca saxatilis Walbaum, 1792
Roccus lineatus (Bloch, 1792)
Roccus saxatilis (Walbaum, 1792)
Sciaena lineata Bloch, 1792

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Morone saxatilis (Walbaum, 1792) Preferred
Morone saxitilis (Walbaum, 1792)
Roccus lineatus (Bloch, 1792)
Roccus saxatilis (Walbaum, 1792)
Sciaena lineata Bloch, 1792
Perca saxatilis Walbaum, 1792
Perca mitchilli alternata Mitchill, 1815
Perca labrax (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Morone lineatus (Bloch, 1792)

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Morone saxatilis (Walbaum, 1792) Preferred
Morone lineatus (Bloch, 1792) Subsequent name/combination
Roccus saxatilis (Walbaum, 1792)

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Morone saxatilis Preferred
Morone saxatilis (Walbaum, 1792) Authority
Perca saxatilis Walbaum, 1792
Perca saxatilis

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