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
Chromis Cuvier, 1814 Preferred
Heliases Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1830 Junior synonym
Lepidochromis Fowler and Bean, 1928
Agripopa Whitley, 1928
Ayresia Cooper, 1863
Demoisellea Whitley, 1928
Dorychromis Fowler and Bean, 1928
Hoplochromis Fowler, 1918
Lepicephalochromis Fowler, 1943
Pycnochromis Fowler, 1941
Serrichromis Fowler, 1943
Siphonochromis Fowler, 1946
Thrissochromis Fowler, 1941

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Chromis Cuvier, 1814 Preferred
Chromis frenatus Cuvier & Valenciennes Synonym
Chromis xanthurus (Bleeker, 1854)
Chromis cinctus (Playfair, 1868)
Chromis simulans Smith, 1960
Chromis lepidurus Cuvier & Valenciennes
Chromis xanthochir (Bleeker, 1851)
Chromis albomaculatus Kamohara, 1960
Chromis andreae Günther, 1864
Chromis aureus Steindachner, 1864
Chromis azurelineatus Fowler and Bean, 1928
Chromis bermudae Nichols, 1920
Chromis bicolor (Rochebrune, 1880)
Chromis bitaeniatus Fowler and Bean, 1928
Chromis brasiliensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Chromis castanea Cuvier, 1814
Chromis caudofasciata Shen and Chen, 1978
Chromis cautus (Troschel, 1866)
Chromis coeruleomaculatus Rochebrune 1880
Chromis cupreus Fowler and Bean, 1923
Chromis desmostigma Fowler and Bean, 1928
Chromis dimidiatus (Klunzinger, 1871)
Chromis dumerilii Steindachner, 1864
Chromis elaphrus Jenkins, 1903
Chromis enchrysurus Jordan and Gilbert, 1882
Chromis epicurorum Gronow, 1854
Chromis faidherbii Rochebrune, 1880
Chromis flavomaculatus Kamohara, 1960
Chromis fraenatus Araga & Yoshino, 1975
Chromis fragoris Whitley, 1964
Chromis fumeus (Tanaka, 1917)
Chromis fuscomaculatus Guichenot, 1853
Chromis galilaeus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chromis guentheri Steindachner, 1864
Chromis guineensis Günther, 1862
Chromis heudelotii (Duméril, 1861)
Chromis humbug Whitley, 1954
Chromis insulindicus Bleeker, 1877
Chromis isharae (Schmidt, 1930)
Chromis kennensis Whitley, 1964
Chromis lateralis (Duméril, 1861)
Chromis latus Günther, 1862
Chromis leucurus Gilbert, 1905
Chromis lineatus Fowler & Bean, 1928
Chromis lineatus Cadenat, 1950
Chromis macrocephalus Bleeker, 1862
Chromis marginata (Castelnau, 1855)
Chromis mediteranea Cloquet, 1817
Chromis melanopleura (Duméril, 1861)
Chromis menzalensis Mitchell, 1895
Chromis microcephalus Günther, 1862
Chromis microstomus Lortet, 1883
Chromis miyakeensis Moyer & Ida, 1976
Chromis mossambicus Peters, 1852
Chromis natalensis Weber, 1897
Chromis nigripinnis (Guichenot, 1861)
Chromis nigrurus Smith, 1960
Chromis nilotica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Chromis notatus (Temminck and Schlegel, 1843)
Chromis ovatiformes Fowler, 1946
Chromis philippinus Fowler, 1918
Chromis pleuromelas (Duméril, 1861)
Chromis polycentra (Duméril, 1861)
Chromis rendalli Boulenger, 1897
Chromis reticulatus Fowler and Bean, 1928
Chromis retrofasciatus Weber, 1913
Chromis rollandi Whitley, 1961
Chromis scotochilopterus Fowler, 1918
Chromis spilurus Günther, 1894
Chromis tanganicae Günther, 1894
Chromis tiberiadis Lortet, 1883
Chromis tristrami (Günther, 1860)
Chromis velox Jenkins, 1901
Chromis villadoldi Jordan & Tanaka, 1927
Chromis virescens Ogilby, 1922
Chromis vorax Pfeffer, 1893
Chromis zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Chromis caeruleus (Cuvier, 1830)
Chromis chrysurus (Bliss, 1883)
Chromis cyaneus (Poey, 1860)
Chromis dimidata (Klunzinger, 1871)
Chromis insolatus (Cuvier, 1830)
Chromis isomelas Jordan & Seale, 1906
Chromis margaritifera Fowler, 1946
Chromis margarifer Fowler, 1946
Chromis multilineatus (Guichenot, 1853)
Chromis retrofasciatas Weber, 1913
Chromis ternatense (Bleeker, 1856)
Chromis coeruleus (Cuvier, 1830)
Chromis verator Jordan & Metz, 1912
Chromis simulanis Smith, 1960
Chromis rendallii Boulenger, 1897
Chromis caeruleomaculatus Rochebrune, 1880
Chromis lata Günther, 1862
Chromis amboiensis (Bleeker, 1871)
Chromis dimidiate (Klunzinger, 1871)
Chromis xanthocira (Bleeker, 1851)


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