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.

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Corythoichthys Kaup 1853 Preferred
Corythoichthys fasciatus (Gray, 1830) Synonym
Corythoichthys albirostris Kaup, 1856
Corythoichthys balli Fowler, 1925
Corythoichthys brachycephalus (Poey, 1868)
Corythoichthys corrugatus Weber, 1913
Corythoichthys fasciculatus Kaup, 1853
Corythoichthys flindersi Scott, 1957
Corythoichthys mataafae Jordan & Seale, 1906
Corythoichthys profundus Herald, 1965
Corythoichthys sauvagei Whitley, 1929
Corythoichthys sealei Jordan & Starks, 1906
Corythoichthys serrulifer Fowler, 1938
Corythoichthys vittatus Kaup, 1856
Corythoichthys waitei Jordan & Seale, 1906
Corythoichthys flavo-fasciatus (Rüppell, 1838)
Corythoichthys conspicillatus (Jenyns, 1842)
Corythoichthys hematopterus (Bleeker, 1851)
Corythoichthys brachicephalus (Poey, 1868)


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