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
Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas, 1814) Preferred
Apollonia melanostoma (Pallas, 1814) Synonym
Gobius affinis Eichwald, 1831
Gobius cephalarges Pallas, 1814
Gobius chilo Pallas, 1814
Gobius exanthematosus Pallas, 1814
Gobius grossholzii Steindachner, 1894
Gobius lugens Nordmann, 1840
Gobius melanio Pallas, 1814
Gobius melanostomus Pallas, 1814
Gobius sulcatus Eichwald, 1831
Gobius virescens Pallas, 1814
Neogobius cephalarges (Pallas, 1814)
Neogobius cephalarges cephalarges (Pallas, 1814)
Neogobius melanostomus affinis (Eichwald, 1831)
Ponticola cephalarges (Pallas, 1814)

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Neogobius melanostomus Preferred
Apollonia melanostoma
Apollonia melanostoma (Pallas, 1814)
Apollonia melanostomus
Gobius melanostomus
Neogobius melanostomus Pallas, 1814

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas, 1814) Preferred
Gobius lugens Nordmann, 1840
Gobius chilo Pallas, 1814
Gobius cephalarges Pallas, 1814
Gobius affinis Eichwald, 1831
Gobius grossholzii Steindachner, 1894
Apollonia melanostoma (Pallas, 1814)
Gobius exanthematosus Pallas, 1814
Gobius melanostomus Pallas, 1814
Ponticola cephalarges (Pallas, 1814)
Neogobius melanostomus affinis (Eichwald, 1831)
Neogobius cephalarges cephalarges (Pallas, 1814)
Neogobius cephalarges (Pallas, 1814)
Gobius virescens Pallas, 1814
Gobius sulcatus Eichwald, 1831
Gobius melanio Pallas, 1814

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas, 1814) Preferred
Neogobius cephalarges (Pallas, 1814) Junior synonym
Gobius affinis Eichwald, 1831

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