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

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Serranidae Preferred
Ypsigramma Schultz in Schultz, Herald, Lachner, Welander & Woods, 1953 Synonym
Naurua Whitley & Colefax 1938
Aylopon Rafinesque 1810
Emmelanthias Smith 1955
Pteranthias Weber 1913
Promicrops Poey (ex Gill), 1868
Pelontrus Smith 1961
Xenanthias Regan 1908
Mirolabrichthys Herre 1927
Grammiste
Hemitlutjanus

IRMNG

Name Relationship
Serranidae Preferred
Planctanthias Fowler 1935 Valid
Zalanthias Jordan & Richardson 1910
Cromileptes Swainson, 1839

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