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
Labeo Cuvier, 1816 Preferred
Abrostomus Smith, 1841 Junior synonym
Morulius Hamilton 1822

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Labeo Preferred
Morulius Synonym


Name Relationship
Labeo Cuvier, 1816 Preferred
Labeo graffeuili (Pellegrin & Chevey, 1936)
Labeo decorus Peters, 1881
Labeo kilossana Steindachner, 1914
Labeo lululae Fowler, 1930
Labeo xanthogenys Pellegrin & Chevey, 1936
Labeo sinkleri Fowler, 1934
Labeo macrostomus Boulenger, 1898
Labeo altivelus Peters, 1852
Labeo collaris Nichols & Pope, 1927
Labeo stigmapleura Fowler, 1937
Labeo transvaalensis Methuen, 1911
Labeo jordani Oshima, 1919
Labeo intermedius Worthington, 1933
Labeo lugubris Nichols & Lamont, 1933
Labeo almorae Chaudhuri, 1912
Labeo chariensis Pellegrin, 1904
Labeo ulangensis Steindachner, 1914
Labeo melanostigma (Fowler & Bean, 1922)
Labeo annectans Boulenger, 1903
Labeo batesi Boulenger, 1911
Labeo cetopsis Kner, 1867
Labeo bottegoi Vinciguerra, 1897
Labeo devdevi Hora, 1936
Labeo sindensis (Day, 1872)
Labeo nukta (Sykes, 1839)
Labeo erythrurus Fowler, 1937
Labeo tenuirostris Steindachner, 1894
Labeo pruol Tirant, 1885
Labeo aurovittatus Sauvage, 1878
Labeo steindachneri Pfeffer, 1896
Labeo walkeri Günther, 1903
Labeo sicheli Castelnau, 1861
Labeo stenningi Gilchrist & Thompson, 1913
Labeo quadribarbus Poll & Gosse, 1963
Labeo pleurotaenia (Bleeker, 1855)
Labeo colbasu (Hamilton, 1822)
Labeo kaurus (Sykes, 1839)
Labeo variegatus Pellegrin, 1926
Labeo crysophekadon (Bleeker, 1850)
Labeo denisonii Day, 1865
Labeo micropthalmus Day, 1877
Labeo pseudocoubie Blache & Miton, 1960
Labeo frenatus Fowler, 1934
Labeo neumanni Boulenger, 1904
Labeo lankae Deraniyagala, 1952
Labeo tibesti Pellegrin, 1919
Labeo nanus Boulenger, 1899
Labeo stictolepis Vinciguerra, 1913
Labeo cephalus Valenciennes, 1842
Labeo rendahli Kimura, 1934
Labeo soplaoensis Fowler, 1934
Labeo varicorhinus Valenciennes, 1844
Labeo djourae Blache & Miton, 1960
Labeo behri Fowler, 1937
Labeo rohitoides (Bleeker, 1857)
Labeo falcifer Valenciennes, 1842
Labeo pingi Wu, 1931
Labeo gadeya Deraniyagala, 1929
Labeo rueppellii Pfeffer, 1896
Labeo rubropunctatus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1913
Labeo neilli Day, 1870
Labeo camerunensis Trewavas, 1974
Labeo coeruleus Day, 1877
Labeo garnieri Sauvage, 1884
Labeo munensis Smith, 1934
Labeo intermedius Nichols & Griscom, 1917
Labeo selti Valenciennes, 1842
Labeo lividus Roberts & Stewart, 1976
Labeo bicolor Smith, 1931
Labeo tezpurensis Chaudhuri, 1912
Labeo velifer Boulenger, 1898
Labeo kunki Chaudhuri, 1912
Labeo obscurus Pellegrin, 1908
Labeo microphthalmus Day, 1877
Labeo henshawi Fowler, 1924
Labeo horai Fowler, 1924
Labeo diplostomus Heckel, 1838
Labeo lippus Fowler, 1936
Labeo parvulus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1913
Labeo numensis (Pellegrin, 1929)
Labeo gracilis Boulenger, 1916
Labeo loveridgei Regan, 1920
Labeo hispidus Valenciennes, 1842
Labeo tibestii Pellegrin, 1919
Labeo uhamensis Pellegrin, 1920
Labeo cheveyi Fowler, 1937
Labeo kilossae Steindachner, 1914
Labeo tonkinensis (Pellegrin & Chevey, 1934)
Labeo stoliczkae Steindachner, 1870
Labeo hamiltoni Gilchrist & Thompson, 1917
Labeo grammipleura Vinciguerra, 1927
Labeo rilli Chaudhuri, 1912
Labeo vulgaris Heckel, 1846
Labeo cafer Castelnau, 1861
Labeo lereensis Blache & Miton, 1960
Labeo oblongus Valenciennes, 1942
Labeo rocadasii Boulenger, 1910
Labeo dero (Hamilton, 1822)
Labeo dyochilus (McClelland, 1839)
Labeo darlingi Boulenger, 1902
Labeo ogunensis Boulenger, 1910
Labeo quathlambae Barnard, 1938
Labeo toboensis Svensson, 1933
Labeo melanampyx Day, 1865
Labeo gaudicheri Pellegrin, 1925
Labeo velatus Valenciennes, 1841


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