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.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Sebastes Cuvier, 1829 Preferred
Sebastichthys Gill, 1862 Junior synonym
Sebastodes Gill, 1881
Pteropodus Eigenmann & Beeson 1893
Sebastomus Gill 1864

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Sebastes Cuvier, 1829 Preferred
Sebastes marinus (non Linnaeus, 1758) Synonym
Sebastes matsubarae Hilgendorf, 1880
Sebastes ruber Ayres, 1854
Sebastes pachycephalus Temminck & Schlegel, 1843
Sebastes albescens (Döderlein, 1884)
Sebastes alporti Castelnau, 1873
Sebastes bibroni Sauvage, 1878
Sebastes bougainvillii Cuvier, 1829
Sebastes caenaematicus Tsuyuki & Westrheim, 1970
Sebastes canariensis Sauvage, 1878
Sebastes chamaco (Evermann & Radcliffe, 1917)
Sebastes dactylopterus (Delaroche, 1809)
Sebastes darwini Cramer, 1896
Sebastes filifer Valenciennes, 1840
Sebastes hexanema Günther, 1880
Sebastes hilgendorfii Döderlein, 1884
Sebastes imperialis Cuvier, 1829
Sebastes introniger (Gilbert, 1890)
Sebastes kuhlii (Bowdich, 1825)
Sebastes macrocephalus Sauvage, 1882
Sebastes macrochir Günther, 1877
Sebastes maculatus Cuvier, 1829
Sebastes maderensis (Valenciennes, 1833)
Sebastes marmoratus Cuvier, 1829
Sebastes meleagris Peters, 1864
Sebastes mouchezi Sauvage 1875
Sebastes muciparus Alcock, 1889
Sebastes nematophthalmus Günther, 1860
Sebastes nigropunctatus Günther, 1868
Sebastes oculata Valenciennes, 1833
Sebastes pandus (Richardson, 1842)
Sebastes percoides Richardson & Solander, 1842
Sebastes rhodochrous Günther 1872
Sebastes scaber Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886
Sebastes schlegeli Hilgendorf, 1880
Sebastes serrulatus Richardson, 1846
Sebastes tertius Barsukov & Chen, 1978
Sebastes thetidis Waite, 1899
Sebastes dactyloptera (Delaroche, 1809)
Sebastes brevispinus (Bean, 1884)
Sebastes dalli (Eigenmann and Beeson, 1894)
Sebastes faciatus Storer, 1854
Sebastes paucispinus Ayres, 1854
Sebastes taczanowski Steindachner, 1880
Sebastes kuhli (Bowdich, 1825)


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