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
Clupeidae Preferred
Clupeoides hueensis Chevey, 1932 Other, see comments
Clupea alepidota Hermann, 1804
Clupea arabica Ehrenberg in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1847
Clupea bipunctata Ehrenberg in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1847
Clupea brunnichii Bloch and Schneider, 1801
Clupea exile Kishinouye, 1911
Clupea hepsetus Martens, 1824
Clupea kowal Rüppell, 1837
Clupea lodna Olafsen, 1772
Clupea manulensis Marion de Proce, 1822
Clupea ogura Kishinouye, 1911
Clupea sardina Cuvier, 1829
Clupea sardinacaroli Curtiss, 1938
Clupea schaleh Forsskål, 1775
Clupea sicula Swainson, 1839
Clupea sima Linnaeus, 1758
Clupea tropica Linnaeus, 1758
Harengula punctata Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1847

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Clupeidae Preferred
Sundasalangidae Synonym


Name Relationship
Clupeidae Preferred
Caspialosa Berg, 1915 Valid
Strangomera Whitehead, 1965


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