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
Sebastidae Preferred
Sebastosomus Gill 1864 Synonym
Mesoscorpia Eschmeyer 1969
Sebastichthys Gill, 1862
Acutomentum Eigenmann & Beeson, 1893
Zalopyr Jordan & Evermann 1898
Eosebastes Jordan & Evermann, 1896
Neohispaniscus Matsubara 1943
Sebastocarus Jordan & Evermann 1927
Auctospina Eigenmann & Beeson 1893
Rosicola Jordan & Evermann 1896
Emmelas Jordan & Evermann 1898
Sebastodes Gill 1861
Sebastocles Jordan & Hubbs 1925
Murasoius Matsubara 1943
Takenokius Matsubara 1943
Pteropodus Eigenmann & Beeson 1893
Primospina Eigenmann & Beeson 1893
Sebastomus Gill 1864
Sebastopyr Jordan & Evermann 1927
Eusebastes Sauvage 1878
Hatumeus Matsubara 1943
Mebarus Matsubara 1943
Allosebastes Hubbs, 1951
Hispaniscus Jordan & Evermann, 1896


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