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.

FishBase

Name Relationship
Epinephelus adscensionis (Osbeck, 1765) Preferred
Cerna adscensionis (Osbeck, 1765) Synonym
Epinephelis adscensionis (Osbeck, 1765)
Epinephelus ascencionis (Osbeck, 1765)
Epinephelus ascensionis (Osbeck, 1765)
Epinephelus aspersus (Jenyns, 1840)
Epinephelus capreolus (Poey, 1860)
Epinephelus impetiginosus (Müller & Troschel, 1848)
Perca stellio Walbaum, 1792
Serranus ascensionis (Osbeck, 1765)
Serranus aspersus Jenyns, 1840 Ambiguous synonym
Serranus capreolus Poey, 1860
Serranus impetiginosus Müller & Troschel, 1848
Serranus luridus Ranzani, 1842
Serranus nigriceps Valenciennes, 1830
Serranus nigriculus (non Valenciennes, 1828) Misapplied name
Serranus pixanga Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus varius Bocourt, 1868
Trachinus adscensionis Osbeck, 1765
Trachinus osbeck Lacepède, 1800

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Epinephelus adscensionis (Osbeck, 1765) Preferred
Serranus ascensionis (Osbeck, 1765)
Perca stellio Walbaum, 1792
Epinephelis adscensionis (Osbeck, 1765)
Trachinus adscensionis Osbeck, 1765
Trachinus osbeck Lacepède, 1800
Epinephelus impetiginosus (Müller & Troschel, 1848)
Serranus aspersus Jenyns, 1840
Epinephelus aspersus (Jenyns, 1840)
Serranus pixanga Valenciennes, 1828
Epinephelus ascensionis (Osbeck, 1765)
Epinephelus ascencionis (Osbeck, 1765)
Serranus varius Bocourt, 1868
Cerna adscensionis (Osbeck, 1765)
Serranus nigriculus (non Valenciennes, 1828)
Serranus nigriceps Valenciennes, 1830
Epinephelus capreolus (Poey, 1860)
Serranus luridus Ranzani, 1842
Serranus impetiginosus Müller & Troschel, 1848
Serranus capreolus Poey, 1860

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Epinephelus adscensionis (Osbeck, 1765) Preferred
Trachinus adscensionis Osbeck, 1765 Original name/combination

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Epinephelus adscensionis Preferred
Epinephelus adscensionis (Osbeck, 1765)

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