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
Bodianus rufus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Bodianus blochii Lacepède, 1802 Synonym
Bodianus bodianus Bloch, 1790
Bodianus brachyrhynus Miranda Ribeiro, 1918
Harpe caeruleoaureus Lacepède, 1802
Harpe caeruleo-aureus Lacepède, 1802
Labrus rufus Linnaeus, 1758
Labrus semiruber Lacepède, 1801
Lutjanus verres Bloch, 1791
Sparus falcatus Bloch, 1791

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Bodianus rufus Preferred
Bodianus rufus (Linnaeus, 1758) Authority
Labrus rufus Linnaeus
Labrus rufus

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Bodianus rufus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Harpe caeruleo-aureus Lacepède, 1802
Bodianus blochii Lacepède, 1802
Bodianus bodianus Bloch, 1790
Harpe caeruleoaureus Lacepède, 1802
Labrus rufus Linnaeus, 1758
Labrus semiruber Lacepède, 1801
Sparus falcatus Bloch, 1791
Bodianus brachyrhynus Miranda Ribeiro, 1918
Lutjanus verres Bloch, 1791

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Bodianus rufus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Labrus rufus Linnaeus, 1758 Original name/combination
Bodianus bodianus Bloch, 1790 Junior synonym
Lutjanus verres Bloch, 1791
Sparus falcatus Bloch, 1791
Labrus semiruber Lacépède, 1801
Bodianus blochii Lacépède, 1802
Harpe caeruleoaureus Lacépède, 1802
Bodianus brachyrhynus Miranda-Ribeiro, 1918
Cossyphus bodianus Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1839

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