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
Diaphus Eigenmann and Eigenmann, 1890 Preferred
Aethoprora Goode and Bean, 1896 Junior synonym

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Diaphus Eigenmann and Eigenmann, 1890 Preferred
Diaphus rafinesquei (Cocco, 1838) Synonym
Diaphus lutkeni (Brauer, 1904)
Diaphus altifrons Kulikova, 1961
Diaphus antelucens Kulikova, 1961
Diaphus anteorbitalis Gilbert, 1913
Diaphus ashmeadi Fowler, 1934
Diaphus astridae Giltay, 1929
Diaphus atkinsoni Fowler, 1934
Diaphus bryani Fowler, 1934
Diaphus caeruleus (Klunzinger, 1871)
Diaphus carlsoni Fowler, 1934
Diaphus crameri Fowler, 1934
Diaphus dofleini (Zugmayer, 1911)
Diaphus dumerili (Bleeker, 1856)
Diaphus gemellari (Cocco, 1838)
Diaphus gemellarii (Cocco, 1838)
Diaphus glandulifer Gilbert, 1913
Diaphus gudgeri Fowler, 1934
Diaphus harveyi Fowler, 1934
Diaphus hypolucens Parr, 1928
Diaphus intermedius Borodin, 1930
Diaphus jouani Fowler, 1934
Diaphus kendalli Fowler, 1934
Diaphus kylei Tåning, 1932
Diaphus latus Gilbert, 1913
Diaphus layi Fowler, 1934
Diaphus lewisi Nafpaktitis, 1966
Diaphus macrophus Parr, 1928
Diaphus metopoclampum (Cocco, 1829)
Diaphus meyeri Fowler, 1934
Diaphus monodi Fowler, 1934
Diaphus nanus Gilbert, 1908
Diaphus nipponensis Gilbert, 1913
Diaphus nocturnus (Poey, 1861)
Diaphus rassi Kulikova, 1961
Diaphus reidi Fowler, 1934
Diaphus rolfbolini Wisner, 1971
Diaphus scapulofulgens Fowler, 1934
Diaphus steadi Fowler, 1934
Diaphus streetsi Fowler, 1934
Diaphus urolampus Gilbert and Cramer, 1897
Diaphus vitiazi Kulikova, 1961
Diaphus weberi Tåning, 1932
Diaphus elucens (Brauer, 1904)
Diaphus andersoni Tåning, 1932
Diaphus diademetus Tåning, 1932
Diaphus diademeus Tåning, 1932
Diaphus efflugens (Goode & Bean, 1896)
Diaphus erhorni Fowler, 1934
Diaphus lucida (Goode & Bean, 1896)
Diaphus lütkeni (Brauer, 1904)
Diaphus leutkeni (Brauer, 1904)
Diaphus lutkani (Brauer, 1904)
Diaphus meteopoclampus (Cocco, 1829)
Diaphus molli Tåning, 1928
Diaphus mellis Tåning, 1928
Diaphus perspicullata (Ogilby, 1898)
Diaphus splendidum (Brauer, 1904)
Diaphus thermophilus Tåning, 1928
Diaphus thiollieri Fowler, 1934
Diaphus regain Tåning, 1932
Diaphus suborbitalisn Weber, 1913

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