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
Tetraodon Linnaeus 1758 Preferred
Dichotomycter Troschel, 1856 Junior synonym

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Tetraodon Preferred
Tetraodon Linnaeus 1758 Authority


Name Relationship
Tetraodon Linnaeus 1758 Preferred
Tetraodon diadematus Rüppell, 1829 Synonym
Tetraodon bicolor Brevoort, 1856
Tetraodon xanthopterus Temminck & Schlegel, 1850
Tetraodon papua Bleeker, 1848
Tetraodon steindachneri Dekkers, 1975
Tetraodon margaritatus Rüppell, 1829
Tetraodon aerostatious Jenyns, 1842
Tetraodon meleagris Anonymous, 1798
Tetraodon calamara Rüppell, 1829
Tetraodon darwinii Castelnau, 1873
Tetraodon travancoricus Hora & Nair, 1941
Tetraodon valentini Bleeker, 1853
Tetraodon patoca Hamilton, 1822
Tetraodon leiogaster Smith, 1865
Tetraodon guttifer Rochebrune, 1883
Tetraodon mappa Lesson, 1831
Tetraodon fahaka Hasselquist, 1762
Tetraodon lineatum Linnaeus, 1758
Tetraodon parvus Joannis, 1835
Tetraodon mola Linnaeus, 1758
Tetraodon reticularis Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Tetraodon werneri Benl & Chlupaty, 1957
Tetraodon kappa Bleeker, 1850
Tetraodon amabilis Castelnau, 1879
Tetraodon maculatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Tetraodon borneensis Regan, 1903
Tetraodon pinguis Vaillant, 1902
Tetraodon honckenii Bloch, 1785
Tetraodon lorteti Tirant, 1885
Tetraodon stictonotus Temminck & Schlegel, 1850
Tetraodon coronatus Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875
Tetraodon hypselogeneion Bleeker, 1852
Tetraodon physa Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809
Tetraodon striolatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Tetraodon ocellatus Linnaeus, 1758
Tetraodon modestus Bleeker, 1851
Tetraodon pardalis Temminck & Schlegel, 1850
Tetraodon trichocephalus Cope, 1870
Tetraodon truncatus Retzius, 1785
Tetraodon poecilonotus Temminck & Schlegel, 1850
Tetraodon laevigatus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Tetraodon inermis Temminck & Schlegel, 1850
Tetraodon somphongsi Klausewitz, 1957
Tetraodon guttifer (Bennett, 1831)
Tetraodon stellatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Tetraodon vermicularis Temminck & Schlegel, 1850
Tetraodon gronovii Cuvier, 1829
Tetraodon ocellaris Klausewitz, 1957
Tetraodon sordidus Rüppell, 1829
Tetraodon nigropunctatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Tetraodon hispidus Linnaeus, 1758
Tetraodon firmamentum Temminck & Schlegel, 1850
Tetraodon simulans Cantor, 1849
Tetraodon armilla Waite & McCulloch, 1915
Tetraodon kunhardtii Bleeker, 1850
Tetraodon immaculatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Tetraodon porphyreus Temminck & Schlegel, 1850
Tetraodon blochii Castelnau, 1861
Tetraodon semistriatus Rüppell, 1837
Tetraodon perspicillaris Rüppell, 1829
Tetraodon fangi (Pellegrin & Chevey, 1940)
Tetraodon testudineus Linnaeus, 1758
Tetraodon aspilos Bleeker, 1851
Tetraodon lacrymatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Tetraodon hamiltoni Gray & Richardson 1843
Tetraodon rivulatus Temminck & Schlegel, 1850
Tetraodon oblongus (Bloch, 1786)
Tetraodon rubripes Temminck & Schlegel, 1850
Tetraodon potamophilus Bleeker, 1849
Tetraodon scaber Eydoux & Souleyet, 1850
Tetraodon sceleratus Gmelin, 1789
Tetraodon basilevskianus Basilewsky, 1855
Tetraodon sazanami Tanaka 1916
Tetraodon leopardus Day, 1878
Tetraodon pachygaster Müller & Troschel, 1848
Tetraodon gillbanksii Clarke, 1897
Tetraodon fasciatus Macleay, 1878


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