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.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Gadidae Preferred
Ranicipitidae Synonym


Name Relationship
Gadidae Rafinesque, 1810 Preferred
Phocaegadus Jensen 1948
Aeglefinus Malm 1877
Brachymesistius Gill 1863
Cerdo Gistel, 1848
Batracocephalus Hollberg 1819
Gadius Swainson 1838
Gadulus Malm 1877
Odontogadus Gill, 1863
Morua Risso, 1827
Leptogadus Gill, 1863
Morhua Schinz in Cuvier, 1822
Callarias Walbaum 1792
Tilesia Swainson 1838
Merlangus Oken, 1817
Morrhua Fleming 1822
Cephus Swainson 1838
Tripterus Agassiz 1846
Brachygadus Gill 1862
Pleurogadus Bean in Jordan, 1885
Morhua Fleming, 1828
Morrhua Oken, 1817
Minutus de Buen, 1926
Asellus Minding, 1832
Callarias Klein, 1777


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