Litopenaeus vannamei — Synonyms

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Preferred marks the preferred name from each source. Import

Name Relationship
Penaeus vannamei Boone, 1931 Preferred
Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931) Synonym

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Litopenaeus vannamei Preferred
Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931) Authority
Penaeus (Litopenaeus) vannamei
Penaeus vannamei
Penaeus vanameii Misspelling
Penaeus vannameii

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931) Preferred
Penaeus vannamei Boone, 1931

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931) Preferred
Penaeus vannamei Boone, 1931 Original name/combination


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