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
Lampris guttatus (Brünnich, 1788) Preferred
Lampris immaculata (non Gilchrist, 1904) Misapplied name
Lampris lauta Lowe, 1838 Synonym
Lampris luna (Gmelin, 1789)
Lampris regius (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Scomber gunneri Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Scomber pelagicus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Zeus guttatus Brünnich, 1788
Zeus imperialis Shaw, 1793
Zeus luna Gmelin, 1789
Zeus regius Bonnaterre, 1788
Zeus stroemii Walbaum, 1792

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Lampris guttatus (Brünnich, 1788) Preferred
Zeus regius Bonnaterre, 1788
Zeus luna Gmelin, 1789
Zeus imperialis Shaw, 1793
Zeus stroemii Walbaum, 1792
Zeus guttatus Brünnich, 1788
Scomber pelagicus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Lampris immaculata (non Gilchrist, 1904)
Lampris lauta Lowe, 1838
Lampris luna (Gmelin, 1789)
Lampris regius (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Scomber gunneri Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Lampris guttatus (Brünnich, 1788) Preferred
Lampris regius (Bonnaterre, 1788) Junior synonym

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