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.

FishBase

Name Relationship
Epinephelus fasciatus (Forsskål, 1775) Preferred
Cerna alexandrina (Valenciennes, 1828) Synonym
Cerna chrysotaenia (non Döderlein, 1882) Misapplied name
Epinephalus alexandrinus (Valenciennes, 1828)
Epinephalus fasciatus (Forsskål, 1775)
Epinephelus alexandrinus (Valenciennes, 1828)
Epinephelus emoryi Schultz, 1953
Epinephelus goreensis (non Valenciennes, 1830)
Epinephelus marginalis Bloch, 1793
Epinephelus spiramen (non Whitley, 1945)
Epinephelus tsirimenara (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)
Epinephelus variolosus (Valenciennes, 1828)
Epinephelus zapyrus Seale, 1906
Epinephelus zaslavskii (non Poll, 1949)
Holocentrus erythraeus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Holocentrus forskael Lacepède, 1802 Ambiguous synonym
Holocentrus marginatus Lacepède, 1802
Holocentrus oceanicus Lacepède, 1802
Holocentrus rosmarus Lacepède, 1802
Perca fasciata Forsskål, 1775
Perca maculata Forster, 1844
Plectropoma fasciata (Forsskål, 1775)
Serranus alexandrinus Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus cruentus De Vis, 1884
Serranus fasciatus (Forsskål, 1775)
Serranus geometricus De Vis, 1884
Serranus marginalis (Bloch, 1793)
Serranus oceanicus (Lacepède, 1802)
Serranus subfasciatus De Vis, 1884
Serranus tsirimenara Temminck & Schlegel, 1842
Serranus variolosus Valenciennes, 1828

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Epinephelus fasciatus (Forsskål, 1775) Preferred
Epinephelus zaslavskii (non Poll, 1949)
Perca fasciata Forsskål, 1775
Holocentrus rosmarus Lacepède, 1802
Holocentrus oceanicus Lacepède, 1802
Holocentrus marginatus Lacepède, 1802
Holocentrus erythraeus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Serranus geometricus De Vis, 1884
Holocentrus forskael Lacepède, 1802
Perca maculata Forster, 1844
Plectropoma fasciata (Forsskål, 1775)
Serranus oceanicus (Lacepède, 1802)
Serranus alexandrinus Valenciennes, 1828
Epinephelus zapyrus Seale, 1906
Serranus fasciatus (Forsskål, 1775)
Serranus marginalis (Bloch, 1793)
Serranus subfasciatus De Vis, 1884
Serranus tsirimenara Temminck & Schlegel, 1842
Serranus variolosus Valenciennes, 1828
Serranus cruentus De Vis, 1884
Cerna alexandrina (Valenciennes, 1828)
Epinephelus tsirimenara (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)
Epinephelus spiramen (non Whitley, 1945)
Epinephelus marginalis Bloch, 1793
Epinephelus goreensis (non Valenciennes, 1830)
Epinephelus emoryi Schultz, 1953
Epinephelus alexandrinus (Valenciennes, 1828)
Epinephalus alexandrinus (Valenciennes, 1828)
Cerna chrysotaenia (non Döderlein, 1882)
Epinephelus variolosus (Valenciennes, 1828)
Epinephalus fasciatus (Forsskål, 1775)

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Epinephelus fasciatus (Forsskål, 1775) Preferred
Epinephelus emoryi Schultz, 1953 Junior synonym

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Epinephelus fasciatus Preferred
Epinephelus fasciatus (Forsskal 1775)

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