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
Lutjanidae Preferred
Deuteracanthus Fowler 1944 Synonym
Rooseveltia Jordan and Evermann in Jordan and Seale, 1906
Rabirubia Jordan & Fesler 1893
Rhomboplitoides Fowler 1918
Arnillo Jordan, Evermann & Tanaka 1927
Neomesoprion Castelnau 1875
Glabrilutjanus Fowler 1931
Eteles Swainson 1839
Loxolutjanus Fowler 1931
Percaprionodes Fowler 1944
Fares Jordan, Evermann & Tanaka, 1927
Proamblys Gill, 1862
Raizero Jordan & Fesler 1893
Jordanichthys Evermann & Clark 1928
Erythrobussothen Parr 1933
Hesperanthias Lowe 1843
Sacrestinus Jordan Evermann & Tanaka 1927
Ulapiscis Whitley 1933
Vegetichthys Tanaka, 1917
Carangomorus Agassiz 1846
Humefordia Whitley 1931
Pagrus Plumier in Lacepède, 1802
Bowersia Jordan & Evermann 1903
Parkia Fowler 1904
Neomaenis Girard, 1858
Lutianus Cuvier 1798
Mesoprion Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1828
Diacope Cuvier, 1815
Bennettia Fowler 1904
Tangia Chan 1970
Aetiasis Barnard 1937
Evoplites Gill, 1862
Chaetopterus Schlegel in Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Sarda Plumier in Lacepède, 1802
Macrops Duméril 1856
Platyinius Gill, 1862
Etelinus Jordan in Jordan & Thompson, 1911
Etelides Jordan & Thompson 1905
Asphareus Swainson 1839
Platypodus Lacepède 1804
Elastoma Swainson 1839
Paradicichthys Whitley 1930
Sparopsis Kner 1868
Tropidinius Poey, 1868
Naqua Forsskål, 1775
Ulaula Jordan & Thompson 1911
Hobar Forsskål, 1775


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