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
Platichthys flesus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Flesus vulgaris Moreau, 1881 Synonym
Platessa carnaria Brown, 1830
Platessa flesus var. marmorata Nordmann, 1840
Platessa glabra Rathke, 1837
Platichthys flesus bogdanovi (Sandeberg, 1878)
Platichthys flesus flesus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Platichthys flesus italicus (Günther, 1862)
Platichthys flesus luscus (Pallas, 1814)
Platichthys flesus trachurus (Duncker, 1892)
Platichthys flesus var. marmorata (Nordmann, 1840)
Platichthys luscus (Pallas, 1814)
Pleuronectes bogdanovii Sandeberg, 1878
Pleuronectes flesoides Pontoppidan, 1766
Pleuronectes flesus Linnaeus, 1758
Pleuronectes flesus baltica Suvorov, 1925 Ambiguous synonym
Pleuronectes flesus caninensis Suvorov, 1929
Pleuronectes flesus leiurus Duncker, 1892
Pleuronectes flesus luscus Pallas, 1814
Pleuronectes flesus septentrionalis Berg, 1932
Pleuronectes flesus septentrionalis Surorov, 1925
Pleuronectes flesus trachurus Duncker, 1892
Pleuronectes italicus Günther, 1862
Pleuronectes luscus Pallas, 1814
Pleuronectes passer Linnaeus, 1758
Pleuronectes roseus Shaw, 1796

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Platichthys flesus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Platessa glabra Rathke, 1837
Platessa carnaria Brown, 1830
Flesus vulgaris Moreau, 1881
Platichthys flesus luscus (Pallas, 1814)
Platichthys flesus flesus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Platichthys flesus bogdanovi (Sandeberg, 1878)
Pleuronectes bogdanovii Sandeberg, 1878
Pleuronectes flesoides Pontoppidan, 1766
Pleuronectes flesus Linnaeus, 1758
Pleuronectes flesus baltica Suvorov, 1925
Pleuronectes flesus caninensis Suvorov, 1929
Pleuronectes flesus leiurus Duncker, 1892
Pleuronectes passer Linnaeus, 1758
Pleuronectes flesus septentrionalis Surorov, 1925
Platichthys flesus trachurus (Duncker, 1892)
Platichthys flesus marmorata Nordmann, 1840
Pleuronectes flesus septentrionalis Berg, 1949
Pleuronectes roseus Shaw, 1796
Pleuronectes luscus Pallas, 1814
Pleuronectes italicus Günther, 1862
Pleuronectes flesus trachurus Duncker, 1892
Pleuronectes flesus luscus Pallas, 1814

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Platichthys flesus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Pleuronectes flesus Linnaeus, 1758 Original name/combination

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Platichthys flesus Preferred
Platichthys flessus Misspelling
Platichthys flesus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Platicthys flesus

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