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.

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Zeus Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Zeus guttatus Brünnich, 1788 Synonym
Zeus aper Linnaeus, 1758
Zeus argentarius Forster, 1801
Zeus australis Richardson, 1845
Zeus ciliaris Bloch, 1787
Zeus conchifer Lowe, 1852
Zeus crinitus Mitchill, 1826
Zeus imperialis Shaw, 1793
Zeus insidiator Bloch, 1787
Zeus japonicus Valenciennes, 1835
Zeus luna Gmelin, 1789
Zeus maculatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Zeus nebulosus Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
Zeus novaezealandiae Arthur, 1885
Zeus ocellatus Storer, 1857
Zeus pungio Cuvier, 1829
Zeus regius Bonnaterre, 1788
Zeus roseus Lowe, 1843
Zeus setapinnis Mitchill, 1815
Zeus stroemii Walbaum, 1792
Zeus vomer Linnaeus, 1758
Zeus gallus Linnaeus 1758

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