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


Name Relationship
Scorpaenidae Preferred
Prascorpaena Synonym
Sebastopsis Gill, 1862
Parascorpaenodes Smith 1957
Pseudomonopterus Sauvage 1878
Nemapontinus Fowler 1938
Dendroscorpaena Smith 1957
Ruboralga Whitley 1931
Kantapus Smith, 1947
Sebastoplus Gill, 1863
Micropus Gray 1831
Scorphaena Gmelin 1789
Scorpoena Bloch 1787
Sebastopsis Sauvage, 1873
Oligoscorpaena Fowler 1939
Crossoscorpaena Fowler 1938
Merinthe Snyder 1904
Scorpaenichthys Bleeker 1856
Metzelaaria Jordan 1923
Taenianotis Swainson 1838
Tenianotus Rafinesque 1815
Holoscorpaena Fowler 1944
Nemapterois Fowler 1938
Paronescodes Smith 1958
Amphprionichthys Bleeker, 1855
Ranipterois Whitley 1951
Taenionotus Swainson 1839
Amphiprionichthys Bleeker 1855
Centropus Kner 1860
Taenionotus Agassiz, 1846
Sebastella Tanaka, 1917
Pteroleptus Swainson, 1839
Scorpius Plumier in Lacepède, 1801
Brachyurus Agassiz 1846
Peloropsis Gilbert 1905
Anisocheirus Whitley 1931
Scorpena Rafinesque 1810
Trachycephalus De Vis 1884
Panotus Rafinesque 1815
Crossoderma Guichenot 1869
Toenianotus Duméril, 1805
Scorpinus Swainson 1838
Brachyrus Swainson, 1838
Pseudopterus Walbaum 1792
Pterea Fleming 1822
Scorpenna Kner 1867
Hypomacrus Evermann & Seale 1907
Pterais Heckel 1839
Scorpina Swainson 1838
Brachirus Swainson, 1838
Pseudomonopterus Bleeker, 1863
Pseudopterus Klein, 1776
Macrochirus Swainson, 1839
Osorioia Fowler, 1938
Pseudopterus Bleeker, 1876
Parabrachirus Matsubara, 1943


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