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.

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Name Relationship
Tilapia zillii (Gervais, 1848) Preferred
Acerina zillei Gervais, 1848 Synonym
Acerina zillii Gervais, 1848
Chromis coeruleomaculatus Rochebrune 1880
Tilapia shariensis Fowler, 1949
Glyphisidon zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Coptodus zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Sarotherodon zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia multiradiata Holly, 1928
Tilapia sparrmani multiradiata Holly, 1928
Chromis melanopleura (Duméril, 1861)
Tilapia caeruleomaculatus (Rochebrune, 1880)
Coptodon zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia tristrami (Günther, 1860)
Chromis menzalensis Mitchell, 1895
Tilapia menzalensis (Mitchell, 1895)
Coptodus zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Coptodon zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Chromis andreae Günther, 1864
Haligenes tristrami Günther, 1860
Chromis faidherbii Rochebrune, 1880
Tilapia faidherbi (Rochebrune, 1880)
Chromis caeruleomaculatus Rochebrune, 1880
Glyphisidon zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Chromis zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia zilli (Gervais, 1848)
Sarotherodon zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia sparrmanii (non Smith, 1840)
Chromis mossambicus (non Peters, 1852)
Chromis tristrami (Günther, 1860)
Tilapia melanopleura Duméril, 1861
Tilapia christyi (non Boulenger, 1915)
Chromis niloticus (non Linnaeus, 1758)

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Name Relationship
Tilapia zillii (Gervais, 1848) Preferred
Acerina zillei Gervais, 1848
Acerina zillii Gervais, 1848
Chromis andreae Günther, 1864
Chromis caeruleomaculatus Rochebrune, 1880
Chromis coeruleomaculatus Rochebrune 1880
Chromis faidherbii Rochebrune, 1880
Chromis melanopleura (Duméril, 1861)
Chromis menzalensis Mitchell, 1895
Chromis mossambicus (non Peters, 1852) Misapplied name
Chromis tristrami (Günther, 1860)
Chromis zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Coptodon zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Coptodon zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Coptodus zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Coptodus zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Glyphisidon zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Glyphisidon zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Haligenes tristrami Günther, 1860
Sarotherodon zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Sarotherodon zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia caeruleomaculatus (Rochebrune, 1880)
Tilapia christyi (non Boulenger, 1915)
Tilapia faidherbi (Rochebrune, 1880)
Tilapia melanopleura Duméril, 1861
Tilapia menzalensis (Mitchell, 1895)
Tilapia multiradiata Holly, 1928
Tilapia shariensis Fowler, 1949
Tilapia sparrmani multiradiata Holly, 1928
Tilapia sparrmanii (non Smith, 1840)
Tilapia tristrami (Günther, 1860)
Tilapia zilii (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia zilli (Gervais, 1848)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Tilapia zillii (Gervais, 1848) Preferred
Chromis mossambicus (non Peters, 1852)
Haligenes tristrami Günther, 1860
Glyphisidon zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Glyphisidon zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Coptodus zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Coptodus zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Coptodon zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Coptodon zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Chromis zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Sarotherodon zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Chromis niloticus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Acerina zillii Gervais, 1848
Chromis menzalensis Mitchell, 1895
Chromis melanopleura (Duméril, 1861)
Chromis faidherbii Rochebrune, 1880
Chromis coeruleomaculatus Rochebrune 1880
Chromis caeruleomaculatus Rochebrune, 1880
Chromis andreae Günther, 1864
Acerina zillei Gervais, 1848
Chromis tristrami (Günther, 1860)
Tilapia sparrmani multiradiata Holly, 1928
Sarotherodon zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia zilli (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia sparrmanii (non Smith, 1840)
Tilapia shariensis Fowler, 1949
Tilapia multiradiata Holly, 1928
Tilapia menzalensis (Mitchell, 1895)
Tilapia melanopleura Duméril, 1861
Tilapia faidherbi (Rochebrune, 1880)
Tilapia christyi (non Boulenger, 1915)
Tilapia caeruleomaculatus (Rochebrune, 1880)
Tilapia tristrami (Günther, 1860)

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Coptodon zillii Preferred
Acerina zillii
Coptodon zilii
Tilapia (Coptodon) zillii
Tilapia zillii
Acerina zillii Gervais, 1848 Authority
Coptodon zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia zilli Misspelling

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