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
Regalecus glesne Ascanius, 1772 Preferred
Cephalepis octomaculatus Rafinesque, 1810 Synonym
Cepola gladius Walbaum, 1792
Gymnetrus ascanii Shaw, 1803
Gymnetrus banksii Valenciennes, 1835
Gymnetrus capensis Valenciennes, 1835
Gymnetrus gladius Valenciennes, 1835
Gymnetrus grillii Lindroth, 1798
Gymnetrus hawkenii Bloch, 1795
Gymnetrus longiradiatus Risso, 1820
Gymnetrus telum Valenciennes, 1835
Regalecus banksii (Valenciennes, 1835)
Regalecus caudatus Zugmayer, 1914
Regalecus jonesii Newman, 1860
Regalecus masterii De Vis, 1891
Regalecus pacificus Haast, 1878
Regalecus remipes Brünnich, 1788

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Regalecus glesne Ascanius, 1772 Preferred
Cepola gladius Walbaum, 1792
Cephalepis octomaculatus Rafinesque, 1810
Gymnetrus capensis Valenciennes, 1835
Gymnetrus banksii Valenciennes, 1835
Regalecus jonesii Newman, 1860
Regalecus caudatus Zugmayer, 1914
Gymnetrus gladius Valenciennes, 1835
Regalecus banksii (Valenciennes, 1835)
Gymnetrus telum Valenciennes, 1835
Gymnetrus ascanii Shaw, 1803
Regalecus pacificus Haast, 1878
Gymnetrus hawkenii Bloch, 1795
Regalecus masterii De Vis, 1891
Gymnetrus grillii Lindroth, 1798
Regalecus remipes Brünnich, 1788
Gymnetrus longiradiatus Risso, 1820

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Regalecus glesne Preferred
Regalecus glesne Ascanius, 1772 Authority

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