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
Schilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Eutropius obtusirostris Synonym
Bagrus adansonii Valenciennes, 1840
Bagrus depressirostris Peters, 1852
Bagrus schilbeides Valenciennes, 1840
Bagrus schilbeoides Valenciennes, 1840
Bagrus schilboides Valenciennes, 1840
Schilbe hasselquistii Valenciennes, 1840
Schilbe bipinnatus Ehrenberg, 1840
Schilbe mystus fasciata Steindachner, 1870
Eutropius adansonii Valenciennes, 1840
Schilbe auratus Joannis, 1835
Schilbe emini Pfeffer, 1896
Schilbe dispela (non Günther, 1864)
Schilbe mystus fasciatus Steindachner, 1870
Silurus mystus Linnaeus, 1758
Eutropius niloticus niloticus (Rüppell, 1829)
Eutropius lemairii Boulenger, 1900
Schilbe niloticus (Rüppell, 1829)
Schilbe mystus mystus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Schilbe steindachneri Guimaraes, 1884
Eutropius nilotica (Rüppell, 1829)
Schilbe bouvieri Rochebrune, 1885
Hypophthalmus niloticus Rüppell, 1829
Scheilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Schilbe senegallus (non Valenciennes, 1840)
Schilbe palmeri (non Svensson, 1933)
Schilbe uranoscopus (non Rüppell, 1932)
Schilbe dispila (non Günther, 1864)
Schilbe senegalensis (non Günther, 1864)
Eutropius grenfelli (non Boulenger, 1900)
Eutropius altipinnis Steindachner, 1894
Eutropius niloticus (Rüppell, 1829)
Eutropius depressirostris (Peters, 1852)
Eutropius liberiensis (non Hubrecht, 1881)
Eutropius mentalis (non Boulenger, 1901)
Eutropius congensis (non Leach, 1818)

IUCN Red List

Name Relationship
Schilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Bagrus adansonii Valenciennes, 1840
Bagrus depressirostris Peters, 1852
Bagrus schilbeides Valenciennes, 1840
Bagrus schilbeoides Valenciennes, 1840
Bagrus schilboides Valenciennes, 1840
Eutropius adansonii Valenciennes, 1840
Eutropius altipinnis Steindachner, 1894
Eutropius congensis (non Leach, 1818)
Eutropius depressirostris (Peters, 1852)
Eutropius grenfelli (non Boulenger, 1900)
Eutropius lemairii Boulenger, 1900
Eutropius liberiensis (non Hubrecht, 1881)
Eutropius mentalis (non Boulenger, 1901)
Eutropius nilotica (Rppell, 1829)
Eutropius niloticus (Rppell, 1829)
Eutropius niloticus niloticus (Rppell, 1829)
Eutropius obtusirostris Gnther, 1864
Eutropius sp. Not applicable
Hypophthalmus niloticus Rppell, 1829
Schilbe auratus Joannis, 1835
Schilbe bipinnatus Ehrenberg, 1840
Schilbe bouvieri Rochebrune, 1885
Schilbe dispela (non Gnther, 1864)
Schilbe dispila (non Gnther, 1864)
Schilbe emini Pfeffer, 1896
Schilbe hasselquistii Valenciennes, 1840
Schilbe mystus fasciata Steindachner, 1870
Schilbe mystus fasciatus Steindachner, 1870
Schilbe niloticus (Rppell, 1829)
Schilbe palmeri (non Svensson, 1933)
Schilbe senegalensis (non Gnther, 1864)
Schilbe senegallus (non Valenciennes, 1840)
Schilbe steindachneri Guimaraes, 1884
Schilbe uranoscopus (non Rppell, 1932)
Silurus mystus Linnaeus, 1758

FishBase

Name Relationship
Schilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Bagrus adansonii Valenciennes, 1840
Bagrus depressirostris Peters, 1852
Bagrus schilbeides Valenciennes, 1840
Bagrus schilbeoides Valenciennes, 1840
Bagrus schilboides Valenciennes, 1840
Eutropius adansonii (Valenciennes, 1840)
Eutropius altipinnis Steindachner, 1894
Eutropius depressirostris (Peters, 1852)
Eutropius grenfelli (non Boulenger, 1900) Misapplied name
Eutropius liberiensis (non Hubrecht, 1881)
Eutropius mentalis (non Boulenger, 1901)
Eutropius nilotica (Rüppell, 1829)
Eutropius niloticus (Rüppell, 1829)
Eutropius niloticus niloticus (Rüppell, 1829)
Eutropius obtusirostris Günther, 1864
Eutropius sp. Not applicable Ambiguous synonym
Hypophthalmus niloticus Rüppell, 1829
Scheilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Schilbe auratus Joannis, 1835
Schilbe bipinnatus Ehrenberg, 1840
Schilbe bouvieri Rochebrune, 1885
Schilbe dispela (non Günther, 1864)
Schilbe dispila (non Günther, 1864)
Schilbe emini Pfeffer, 1896
Schilbe hasselquistii Valenciennes, 1840
Schilbe mystus fasciata Steindachner, 1870
Schilbe mystus fasciatus Steindachner, 1870
Schilbe mystus mystus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Schilbe niloticus (Rüppell, 1829)
Schilbe palmeri (non Svensson, 1933)
Schilbe senegalensis (non Günther, 1864)
Schilbe senegallus (non Valenciennes, 1840)
Schilbe steindachneri Guimarães, 1884
Schilbe uranoscopus (non Rüppell, 1932)
Scilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Silurus mystus Linnaeus, 1758

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Schilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Schilbe senegalensis (non Günther, 1864)
Schilbe palmeri (non Svensson, 1933)
Schilbe niloticus (Rüppell, 1829)
Schilbe mystus mystus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Schilbe mystus fasciatus Steindachner, 1870
Scheilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bagrus schilboides Valenciennes, 1840
Eutropius adansonii Valenciennes, 1840
Schilbe mystus fasciata Steindachner, 1870
Schilbe emini Pfeffer, 1896
Schilbe senegallus (non Valenciennes, 1840)
Eutropius liberiensis (non Hubrecht, 1881)
Schilbe auratus Joannis, 1835
Schilbe dispila (non Günther, 1864)
Schilbe bipinnatus Ehrenberg, 1840
Schilbe dispela (non Günther, 1864)
Schilbe bouvieri Rochebrune, 1885
Schilbe hasselquistii Valenciennes, 1840
Bagrus depressirostris Peters, 1852
Eutropius depressirostris (Peters, 1852)
Bagrus adansonii Valenciennes, 1840
Bagrus schilbeides Valenciennes, 1840
Eutropius congensis (non Leach, 1818)
Eutropius altipinnis Steindachner, 1894
Bagrus schilbeoides Valenciennes, 1840
Hypophthalmus niloticus Rüppell, 1829
Eutropius nilotica (Rüppell, 1829)
Eutropius grenfelli (non Boulenger, 1900)
Schilbe steindachneri Guimarães, 1884
Eutropius mentalis (non Boulenger, 1901)
Eutropius niloticus (Rüppell, 1829)
Eutropius niloticus niloticus (Rüppell, 1829)
Eutropius obtusirostris Günther, 1864
Eutropius sp. Not applicable
Scilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Schilbe uranoscopus (non Rüppell, 1932)
Silurus mystus Linnaeus, 1758

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Schilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Silurus mystus Linnaeus, 1758 Original name/combination

GBIF national node classification resource: Germany

Name Relationship
Schilbe mystus Preferred
Hypophthalmus niloticus Rüppell, 1829

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