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.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Paralichthys Preferred
Paralichtys Misspelling


Name Relationship
Paralichthys Girard, 1858 Preferred
Paralichthys sinensis (Lacepède, 1802) Synonym
Paralichthys simulans Lahille, 1939
Paralichthys bicyclophorus Miranda Ribeiro, 1915
Paralichthys caeruleostriata Rendahl, 1921
Paralichthys hilgendorfi Steindachner, 1903
Paralichthys tenuirastrum Waite, 1899
Paralichthys sinaloae Jordan & Abbott, 1898
Paralichthys novaecambriae Ogilby 1898
Paralichthys woolmanni Jordan & Williams, 1897
Paralichthys oblongus (Mitchill, 1815)
Paralichthys magdalenae Abbott, 1898
Paralichthys ommatus Jordan and Gilbert, 1883
Paralichthys orbignyana (Valenciennes, 1839)
Paralichthys letostigma Jordan & Gilbert, 1884


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