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
Sphyraena Preferred
Sphiraena Misspelling


Name Relationship
Sphyraena Artedi in Röse, 1793 Preferred
Sphyraena permisca Smith, 1956 Synonym
Sphyraena baracuda (Walbaum, 1792)
Sphyraena obtusa Cuvier, 1829
Sphyraena novaehollandia Günther, 1860
Sphyraena jelio Cuvier, 1829
Sphyraena waiteii Ogilby, 1908
Sphyraena chinensis Lacepède, 1803
Sphyraena langsar Bleeker, 1855
Sphyraena guaguancho Cuvier, 1829
Sphyraena commersonii Cuvier, 1829
Sphyraena guntheri Haly, 1875
Sphyraena viridiscens Cuvier, 1829
Sphyraena nigripinnis Temminck & Schlegel 1843
Sphyraena dubia Bleeker, 1863
Sphyraena africana Gilchrist & Thompson, 1909
Sphyraena waittei Ogilby, 1908
Sphyraena putnamiae Jordan & Seale, 1905
Sphyraena grandisquamis Steindachner 1866
Sphyraena lineata Stead 1908
Sphyraena akerstromi Whitley 1947
Sphyraena microps Marshall 1953
Sphyraena altipinnis Ogilby 1910
Sphyraena novaehollandie Günther, 1860
Sphyraena piscatorum Cadenat, 1964
Sphyraena strenua De Vis 1883
Sphyraena vulgaris Cuvier, 1829
Sphyraena toxeuma Fowler, 1904
Sphyraena putnamie Jordan & Seale, 1905
Sphyraena dussumieri Valenciennes, 1831
Sphyraena bleekeri Williams, 1959
Sphyraena natalensis von Bonde, 1923
Sphyraena bocagei Osório, 1891
Sphyraena waitei Ogilby, 1908
Sphyraena becuna Cuvier, 1829
Sphyraena spet (Lacepède, 1803)
Sphyraena hupferi Fischer, 1885
Sphyraena picuda Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Sphyraena tessera Smith, 1956
Sphyraena genie Klunzinger, 1870
Sphyraena raghava Chaudhuri, 1917
Sphyraena guachanche Cuvier, 1829
Sphyraena tudes (Valenciennes, 1822)
Sphyraena uoraebolandiae Günther, 1860
Sphyraena brachygnathus Bleeker, 1855
Sphyraena forsteni Cuvier, 1829
Sphyraena brachygnathos Bleeker, 1855
Sphyraena guentheri Haly 1875


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