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.

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Name Relationship
Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792) Preferred
Amphiprion scansor Bloch & Schneider, 1801 Synonym
Amphiprion testudineus (Bloch, 1792)
Anabas elongatus Reuvens, 1895
Anabas macrocephalus Bleeker, 1855
Anabas microcephalus Bleeker, 1857
Anabas scandens (Daldorff, 1797)
Anabas spinosus Gray, 1834
Anabas tastudineus (Bloch, 1792)
Anabas testudinens (Bloch, 1792)
Anabas testudineus lacustri Das, 1966
Anabas testudineus ricei Das, 1966
Anabas testudineus riveri Das, 1966
Anabas trifoliatus Kaup, 1860
Anabas variegatus Bleeker, 1851
Anthias testudineus Bloch, 1792
Antias testudineus (Bloch, 1792)
Lutjanus scandens (Daldorff, 1797)
Lutjanus testudo Lacepède, 1802 Ambiguous synonym
Perca scandens Daldorff, 1797
Sparus scandens (Daldorff, 1797)
Sparus testudineus (Bloch, 1792)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792) Preferred
Anabas microcephalus Bleeker, 1857
Amphiprion testudineus (Bloch, 1792)
Anabas macrocephalus Bleeker, 1855
Anabas elongatus Reuvens, 1895
Anabas trifoliatus Kaup, 1860
Amphiprion scansor Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Anabas scandens (Daldorff, 1797)
Anabas spinosus Gray, 1834
Anabas tastudineus (Bloch, 1792)
Sparus testudineus (Bloch, 1792)
Anabas testudinens (Bloch, 1792)
Anabas testudineus lacustri Das, 1966
Anabas testudineus ricei Das, 1966
Anabas testudineus riveri Das, 1966
Anthias testudineus Bloch, 1792
Antias testudineus (Bloch, 1792)
Lutjanus scandens (Daldorff, 1797)
Lutjanus testudo Lacepède, 1802
Sparus scandens (Daldorff, 1797)
Perca scandens Daldorff, 1797
Anabas variegatus Bleeker, 1851

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792) Preferred
Anabas scandens (Daldorff, 1797) Junior synonym

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Anabas testudineus Preferred
Amphiprion testudineus
Anthias testudineus
Antias testudineus
Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792) Authority
Anthias testudineus Bloch, 1792

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