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
Halichoeres bivittatus (Bloch, 1791) Preferred
Choerojulis arangoi Poey, 1876 Synonym
Choerojulis grandisquamis Gill, 1863
Julis humeralis Poey, 1860
Labrus bivittatus Bloch, 1791
Labrus multicostatus Gronow, 1854
Labrus psittaculus Lacepède, 1801
Platyglossus florealis Jordan and Gilbert, 1882

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Halichoeres bivittatus Preferred
Halichoeres bathyphilus bivittatus
Labrus bivittatus
Halichoeres bivittatus (Bloch, 1791) Authority
Labrus bivittatus Bloch, 1791

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Halichoeres bivittatus (Bloch, 1791) Preferred
Platyglossus florealis Jordan and Gilbert, 1882
Labrus psittaculus Lacepède, 1801
Labrus multicostatus Gronow, 1854
Labrus bivittatus Bloch, 1791
Julis humeralis Poey, 1860
Choerojulis grandisquamis Gill, 1863
Choerojulis arangoi Poey, 1876

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Halichoeres bivittatus (Bloch, 1791) Preferred
Labrus bivittatus Bloch, 1791 Original name/combination
Labrus psittaculus Lacépède, 1801 Junior synonym
Labrus multicostatus Gronow in Gray, 1854
Julis humeralis Poey, 1860
Choerojulis grandisquamis Gill, 1863
Choerojulis arangoi Poey, 1876
Platyglossus florealis Jordan and Gilbert, 1882

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