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.


Name Relationship
Hemigrammus Gill 1858 Preferred
Hemigrammus boulengeri Eigenmann, 1907 Synonym
Hemigrammus anisitsi Eigenmann, 1907
Hemigrammus haraldschultzi (Travassos, 1960)
Hemigrammus serpae (Durbin, 1908)
Hemigrammus paipayensis Pearson, 1929
Hemigrammus caudovittatus Ahl, 1923
Hemigrammus armstrongi Schultz & Axelrod, 1955
Hemigrammus robustulus Cope, 1870
Hemigrammus kennedyi Eigenmann, 1903
Hemigrammus mattei Eigenmann, 1918
Hemigrammus erythrostigma Fowler, 1943
Hemigrammus melasopterus Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903
Hemigrammus santae Eigenmann, 1907
Hemigrammus inconstans Eigenmann & Ogle, 1907
Hemigrammus compressus Meek, 1904
Hemigrammus tridens Eigenmann, 1907
Hemigrammus proneki Géry, 1963
Hemigrammus nanus (Lütken, 1875)
Hemigrammus georgettae (Géry, 1961)
Hemigrammus tropis (Géry, 1963)
Hemigrammus minutus Meek & Hildebrand, 1912
Hemigrammus belottii (Steindachner, 1882)
Hemigrammus minimus (Durbin, 1909)
Hemigrammus stegemanni (Géry, 1961)
Hemigrammus tukunai (Géry, 1963)
Hemigrammus amandae (Géry & Uj, 1987)


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