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.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Scorpaenidae Preferred
Parascorpaena armata (Rüppell) Other, see comments

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Scorpaenidae Preferred
Synanceichthys Bleeker 1863 Synonym
Choridactylodes Gilchrist, 1902
Hypomacrus Evermann & Seale 1907
Amblyapistus Bleeker 1876
Pelor Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1829
Parascorpaenodes Smith 1957
Chorismodactylus Günther, 1860
Paronescodes Smith 1958
Dendroscorpaena Smith 1957
Pteropterus Swainson 1839
Sebastopsis Sauvage, 1873


Name Relationship
Scorpaenidae Preferred
Thysanichthys Jordan & Starks 1904 Valid
Pteropelor Fowler 1938
Pteropterus Swainson 1839


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