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
Amphiprion Bloch and Schneider, 1801 Preferred
Actinicola Fowler, 1904 Junior synonym
Paramphiprion Wang, 1941
Phalerebus Whitley, 1929
Prochilus Bleeker, 1865


Name Relationship
Amphiprion Bloch and Schneider, 1801 Preferred
Amphiprion mauritiensis Schultz, 1953 Synonym
Amphiprion boholensis Cartier, 1874
Amphiprion tricolor Günther, 1862
Amphiprion carinatus Schneider, 1801
Amphiprion peridaeraion (Bleeker, 1855)
Amphiprion intermedius Schlegel and Müller, 1839
Amphiprion calliops Schultz, 1966
Amphiprion melanurus Cuvier, 1830
Amphiprion testudineus (Bloch, 1792)
Amphiprion polylepis (Bleeker, 1877)
Amphiprion macrostoma Chevey, 1932
Amphiprion monofasciatus Thiollière, 1857
Amphiprion snyderi Ishikawa, 1904
Amphiprion ruppelii Castelnau, 1873
Amphiprion tunicatus Cuvier, 1830
Amphiprion perideraeus (Günther, 1881)
Amphiprion verweyi Whitley, 1933
Amphiprion bicolor Castelnau, 1873
Amphiprion melanostolus Richardson, 1842
Amphiprion leucokranus Allen, 1973
Amphiprion arion De Vis, 1884
Amphiprion fusciventer Bennett, 1832
Amphiprion clarki (Bennett, 1830)
Amphiprion polynemus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Amphiprion trifasciatus Cuvier, 1830
Amphiprion laticlavius Cuvier, 1830
Amphiprion rosenbergi Bleeker, 1859
Amphiprion sandracinos Allen, 1972
Amphiprion scansor Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Amphiprion japonicus Temminck and Schlegel, 1843
Amphiprion amamiensis Mori, 1966
Amphiprion xanthurus Cuvier, 1830
Amphiprion chryogaster Cuvier, 1830
Amphiprion thielli Burgess, 1981
Amphiprion papuensis Macleay, 1883
Amphiprion americanus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Amphiprion akallopisus Bleeker, 1853
Amphiprion bifasciatus (Bloch, 1792)
Amphiprion rosenbergii Bleeker, 1859
Amphiprion clarkia (Bennett, 1830)
Amphiprion perideraeus Bleeker, 1855


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