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
Trachinotus Lacepède, 1801 Preferred
Trachinotus cuvieri Jordan & Starks, 1895 Synonym
Trachinotus anomalus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Trachinotus cuvieri Wakiya, 1924
Trachinotus blochi (Lacepède, 1801)
Trachinotus russellii Cuvier, 1832
Trachinotus russelii Cuvier, 1832
Trachinotus falcatus (Forsskål, 1775)
Trachinotus myrias Cuvier, 1832
Trachinotus quadripunctatus (Rüppell, 1829)
Trachinotus cayenensis Cuvier, 1832
Trachinotus oblongus Cuvier, 1832
Trachinotus setigerus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Trachinotus fuscus Cuvier, 1832
Trachinotus paloma Jordan & Starks, 1895
Trachinotus velox Ogilby, 1908
Trachinotus jordani Wakiya, 1924
Trachinotus martini Steindachner, 1870
Trachinotus glaucus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Trachinotus russelli Cuvier, 1832
Trachinotus teraioides Guichenot, 1861
Trachinotus bailloni (Lacepède, 1801)
Trachinotus glaucus (Bloch, 1787)
Trachinotus madeirensis Borodin 1934


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