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
Serrasalmus Lacepède 1803 Preferred
Serrasalmus ternetzi Steindachner, 1908 Synonym
Serrasalmus aesopus Cope, 1872
Serrasalmus antoni (Fernández-Yépez, 1965)
Serrasalmus boekeri Ahl, 1931
Serrasalmus fernandezi Fernández-Yépez, 1965
Serrasalmus niger Jardine & Schomburgk, 1841
Serrasalmus citharus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809
Serrasalmus brandti (Lütken, 1875)
Serrasalmus coccogenis Fowler, 1911
Serrasalmus notatus Lütken, 1875
Serrasalmus denticulatus Cuvier, 1819
Serrasalmus mento Cuvier, 1819
Serrasalmus medinae Ramírez, 1965
Serrasalmus calmoni Steindachner, 1908
Serrasalmus pingke Fernández-Yépez, 1951
Serrasalmus paraense Steindachner, 1908
Serrasalmus medini Ramírez, 1965
Serrasalmus aureus Spix & Agassiz, 1829
Serrasalmus striolatus Steindachner, 1908
Serrasalmus punctatus Jardine, 1841
Serrasalmus normani Géry, 1964
Serrasalmus bilineatus (Eigenmann, 1909)
Serrasalmus piraya Cuvier, 1819
Serrasalmus iridopsis Cope, 1872
Serrasalmus caribe Valenciennes, 1850
Serrasalmus gymnogenys Günther, 1864


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