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
Chrysiptera Swainson, 1839 Preferred
Glyphidodontops Bleeker, 1877 Junior synonym
Iredaleichthys Whitley, 1928
Paraglyphidodon Bleeker, 1877
Similiparma Hensley, 1986

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Chrysiptera Swainson, 1839 Preferred
Chrysiptera leucopoma (Cuvier, 1830) Synonym
Chrysiptera azurepunctata (Fowler & Bean, 1928)
Chrysiptera biocellatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
Chrysiptera caudofasciata Okada and Ikeda, 1939
Chrysiptera elizabethae Fowler, 1955
Chrysiptera gaimardi (Swainson, 1839)
Chrysiptera hemicyaneus (Weber, 1913)
Chrysiptera hollisi Fowler, 1946
Chrysiptera leucopomus (Cuvier, 1830)
Chrysiptera melanomaculata Aoyagi, 1941
Chrysiptera paucifasciata Fowler, 1946
Chrysiptera prughi Fowler, 1946
Chrysiptera punctatoperculare Fowler, 1946
Chrysiptera xanthozona (Bleeker, 1853)
Chrysiptera yamashinai (Okada & Ikeda, 1937)
Chrysiptera zonatus (Cuvier, 1830)
Chrysiptera brownriggi (Bennett, 1828)
Chrysiptera caeruleolineatus (Allen, 1973)
Chrysiptera caeruleolieata (Allen, 1973)
Chrysiptera flavipinna (Allen & Robertson, 1974)
Chrysiptera oxycephalus (Bleeker, 1877)
Chrysiptera starki (Allen, 1973)


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