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.

Paleobiology Database

Name Relationship
Acropora Oken, 1815 Preferred
Acropora haimei (Milne-Edwards and Haime 1860) Synonym
Acropora corymbosa (Lamarck, 1816)
Acropora hebes (Dana 1846)
Acropora scherzeriana (Brüggemann 1877)
Acropora variabilis (Klunzinger, 1879)
Acropora pseudolavandulina Chevalier 1956
Acropora massawensis Marenzeller, 1906
Acropora eminens Marenzeller 1906
Madrepora smithi Brook 1893
Acropora splendida Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora formosa (Dana, 1846)
Acropora surculosa (Dana, 1846)
Acropora danai (Milne-Edwards and Haime, 1860)
Acropora tutuilensis Hoffmeister, 1925

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Acropora Oken, 1815 Preferred
Acropora indica (Brook, 1893)
Acropora danai (Milne Edwards, 1860)
Acropora armata (Brook, 1892)
Acropora irregularis (Brook, 1892)
Acropora pustulosa (Milne Edwards, 1960)
Acropora cuneata (Dana, 1846)
Acropora pyramidalis (Klunzinger, 1879)
Acropora rotumana (Gardiner 1898)
Acropora erythraea (Klunzinger, 1879)
Acropora arbuscula (Dana, 1846)
Acropora massawensis von Marenzeller, 1907
Acropora symmetrica (Brook, 1891)
Acropora tizardi (Brook, 1892)
Acropora syringoides (Brook, 1892)
Acropora corymbosa (Lamarck, 1816)
Acropora multicaulis (Brook, 1893)
Acropora reticulata (Brook, 1892)
Acropora quelchi (Brook 1893)
Acropora leptocyathus (Brook, 1891)
Acropora stigmataria (Milne Edwards, 1860)
Acropora orbicularis (Brook, 1892)
Acropora variabilis (Klunzinger, 1879)
Acropora rosaria (Dana, 1846)
Acropora tylostoma (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Acropora pacifica (Brook, 1891)
Acropora formosa (Dana, 1846)
Acropora palifera (Lamarck, 1816)
Acropora disticha (Brook, 1893)
Acropora flabelliformis (Milne Edwards, 1860)
Acropora diversa (Brook 1891)
Acropora gracilis (Dana, 1846)
Acropora recumbens (Brook, 1892)
Acropora attenuata (Brook, 1893)
Acropora africana (Brook, 1893)
Acropora oligocyathus (Brook, 1892)
Acropora brevicollis (Brook, 1892)
Acropora appressa (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Acropora brueggemanni (Brook, 1893)
Acropora pectinata (Brook, 1892)
Acropora pinguis Wells, 1950
Acropora complanata (Brook, 1893)
Acropora vasiformis (Brook, 1893)
Acropora hemprichi (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Acropora murrayensis (Vaughan, 1918)
Acropora patula (Brook, 1892)
Acropora scandens (Klunzinger, 1879)
Acropora deliculata (Brook, 1891)
Acropora prostrata (Dana, 1846)
Acropora surculosa (Dana, 1846)
Acropora scherzeriana (Brüggemann, 1877)
Acropora rambleri Bassett-Smith, 1890
Acropora arcuata (Brook, 1892)
Acropora nobilis (Dana, 1846)
Acropora macrostoma (Brook, 1891)
Acropora polymorpha (Brook, 1891)
Acropora decipiens (Brook, 1892)
Acropora exilis (Brook, 1892)
Acropora gravida (Dana, 1846)
Acropora baeodactyla (Brook, 1892)
Acropora conferta (Quelch, 1886)
Acropora cymbicyathus (Brook, 1893)
Acropora kenti (Brook, 1892)
Acropora gonagra (Milne Edwards, 1860)
Acropora ocellata (Klunzinger, 1879)
Acropora concinna (Brook 1891)
Acropora calamaria (Brook, 1892)
Acropora alces (Dana, 1846)
Acropora spectabilis (Brook, 1892)
Acropora forskali (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Acropora conigera (Dana, 1846)
Acropora akajimensis Veron, 1990
Acropora azurea Veron and Wallace, 1984
Acropora copiosa Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora crateriformis (Gardiner, 1898)
Acropora cylindrica Veron & Fenner 2000
Acropora elizabethensis Veron, 2000
Acropora exquisita Nemenzo, 1971
Acropora indiana Wallace, 1994
Acropora insignis Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora magnifica Nemenzo, 1971
Acropora mirabilis (Quelch, 1886)
Acropora parilis (Quelch, 1886)
Acropora pocilloporina Wallace, 1994
Acropora pruinosa (Brook, 1893)
Acropora schmitti Wells, 1950
Acropora sekiseiensis Veron, 1990
Acropora stoddarti Pillai and Scheer, 1976
Acropora teres (Verrill, 1866)
Acropora togianensis Wallace, 1997
Acropora tumida (Verrill, 1866)
Acropora wallacea Veron, 1990
Acropora hebes (Dana 1846)
Acropora convexa (Dana, 1846)
Acropora smithi (Brook, 1893)
Acropora implicata (Dana, 1846)
Acropora pagoensis Hoffmeister, 1925
Acropora bifurcata Nemenzo, 1971
Acropora cophodactyla (Brook, 1892)
Acropora efflorescens (Dana, 1846)
Acropora elegantula (Ortmann, 1889)
Acropora inermis (Brook, 1891)
Acropora lianae Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora meridiana Nemenzo, 1971
Acropora plana Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora tutuilensis Hoffmeister, 1925
Acropora vermiculata Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora affinis (Brook, 1893)
Acropora flabellum (Lamarck, 1816)
Acropora wardii Verrill, 1902
Acropora diomedeae Vaughan, 1906
Acropora dissimilis Verril, 1902
Acropora otteri Crossland 1952
Acropora fasciculare Latypov, 1992
Acropora laevis Crossland, 1952
Acropora varia Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora dispar Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora splendida Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora ponderosa Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora mangaverensis Vaughan, 1906
Acropora vanderhorsti Hoffmeister 1925
Acropora eminens von Marenzeller, 1907
Acropora diomedae Vaughan, 1906
Acropora yaeyamaensis Eguchi & Shirai, 1977
Acropora singularis Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora librata Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora multiramosa Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora cytherella Verrill, 1902
Acropora imperfecta Nemenzo, 1971
Acropora loricata Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora eibli Pillai & Scheer, 1976
Acropora spiniformis Eguchi & Shirai, 1977
Acropora profusa Nemenzo, 1967
Acropora tubulosa (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Acropora palifera Lamarck, 1816
Acropora (Acropora) Oken, 1815
Acropora (Isopora) Studer 1878
Acropora pectinatus Veron, 2000
Acropora rufus Veron, 2000


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