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
Serranidae Preferred
Grammistidae Junior synonym
Pseudogrammidae Other, see comments

IRMNG

Name Relationship
Serranidae Preferred
Aylopon Rafinesque 1810 Synonym
Epinelhelus
Bonaci
Caribrhegma Breder 1927
Centropristes Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829
Ellerkeldia Whitley 1927
Flagelloserranus Kotthaus 1970
Novanthias Whitley 1937
Parepinephelus Bleeker, 1874
Aetheloperca
Xenanthias Regan 1908
Priacanthichthys Day 1868
Pteranthias Weber 1913
Stereolepoides Fowler 1923
Athaloperca
Hemianthias Steindachner in Jordan, 1874
Epinephalus Jenkins 1887
Entonanthias Jordan & Tanaka 1927
Mirolabrichthys Herre 1927
Trisotropis Gill 1865
Paracentropristis Klunzinger 1884
Pacificogramma Kharin 1983
Rhegma Gilbert in Jordan and Evermann, 1900
Sayonara Jordan & Seale 1906
Mirolabrichtys
Homalogrystes Alleyne & Macleay 1877
Zacallanthias Katayama, 1964
Serranops Regan 1914
Epinephelis
Serranellus Jordan in Jordan & Eigenmann, 1890
Lacepedia Castelnau 1873
Rhypticus Agassiz 1846
Paracanthistius Bleeker, 1874
Neoanthias Castelnau 1879
Ocyanthias Jordan & Evermann 1896
Archoperca Jordan & Evermann 1896
Epinelephus Cuvier 1800
Phrynotitan Gill 1885
Enneistus Jordan & Evermann 1896
Parancanthistius Weber 1913
Eleutheractis Cope 1871
Smecticus Valenciennes, 1855
Paraserranus Bleeker 1874
Vivero Jordan & Evermann 1927
Xystroperca Jordan & Evermann 1896
Anhyperodon Boulenger 1895
Chromidoleptes Agassiz 1846
Atractoperca Gill 1861
Scalantarus Smith 1965
Enneacentrus Gill 1865
Paracirrhites Steindachner in Steindachner & Döderlein, 1883
Phaetonichthys Bleeker, 1875
Chorististium Gill 1862
Schultzetta Whitley 1965
Tulelepis Smith 1954
Leptanthias Tanaka 1918
Serrihastaperca Fowler 1944
Ypsigramma Schultz in Schultz, Herald, Lachner, Welander & Woods, 1953
Altiserranus Whitley 1947
Ancheas Gray 1859
Labroperca Gill 1862
Promicropterus Gill 1861
Mentiperca Gill, 1862
Smerdis Agassiz, 1833
Pseudoserranus Klunzinger 1870
Pseudalphestes Boulenger 1895
Schistorus Gill, 1862
Hyposerranus Klunzinger 1884
Centristhmus Garman 1899
Uriphaeton Swainson 1839
Rosanthias Tanaka, 1917
Dulichethys Swainson 1838
Serranichthys Bleeker 1855
Petrometopon Gill 1865
Aetholoperca
Gracilia
Cerna Bonaparte, 1833
Chenia Fowler 1958
Cherna
Cepholopholis
Cephalopolis
Ephinephelus
Entoanthias
Antias Lacepède, 1798
Hypoplectus
Liopoproma
Percam
Pseudogrammus
Pelontrus Smith 1961
Franzia Jordan & Thompson 1914
Neanthias Norman 1931
Neanthias Steindachner 1880
Pikea Steindachner 1875
Scianea
Garrupa Jordan in Jordan & Eigenmann, 1890
Promicrops Poey 1868
Gilbertella Waite 1902
Merou Bonaparte 1831
Gilbertia Jordan in Jordan & Eigenmann, 1890
Plectropoma Quoy & Gaimard 1824
Plectropoma Fleming 1822
Diplectron Troschel 1858
Cromileptis
Cynichthys Swainson 1839
Colpognathus Klunzinger 1879
Cernua Agassiz 1846
Cernua Costa, 1849
Anthiasicus Ginsburg 1952
Merus Poey, 1871
Itaiara Vaillant & Bocourt 1878
Naurua Whitley & Colefax 1938
Prionodes Jenyns, 1840
Gramistes Fleming 1822
Scopularia de Buen 1959
Pseudorhegma Schultz 1966
Eudulus Fowler 1907
Prospinus Poey 1861
Gonioperca Gill, 1862
Brachyrhinus Gill 1862
Dulichthys Bonaparte 1831
Haliperca Gill, 1862
Pleuroperca Fowler & Bean 1930
Emmelanthias Smith 1955
Labracopsis Steindachner & Döderlein, 1883
Lioperca Gill, 1862
Menephorus Poey, 1871
Triloburus Gill 1861
Callidulus Fowler 1907
Pomodon Boulenger 1895
Isobuna Jordan in Jordan & Herre, 1907
Creolus Jordan & Gilbert, 1883
Gerranus Bennett 1830
Daba Forsskål, 1775
Chrysomelanus Plumier in Lacepède, 1802
Ptertopomus Cuvier in Goldfuss, 1820
Hepatus Artedi in Röse, 1793
Taeniodon Döderlein in Steindachner & Döderlein, 1883
Louti Forsskål, 1775
Cugupuguacu Catesby, 1771
Mikrolabrichthys
Hemitlutjanus
Grammiste
Anthisa

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