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
Pomacentridae Preferred
Phalerebus Whitley, 1929 Synonym
Paraglyphidodon Bleeker, 1877
Tetradrachmum Cantor, 1849
Lepidochromis Fowler and Bean, 1928
Lutianus Cuvier 1798
Glyphisodon Lacepède 1802
Glyphidodon Agassiz, 1846
Heliases Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1830
Heliastes Lowe, 1838
Actinicola
Amblyglyphisodon
Ayresia
Cbrysiptera
Daya
Euchistodus
Eupomacentrus
Euschistodus Gill, 1862
Furcaria
Gliphidodon
Glyphidodontops Bleeker, 1877
Heliazes
Heptadecanthus
Indoglyphidodon
Lepicephalochromis
Nexilarius
Oliglyphisodon
Onychognathus
Paramphiprion
Parapomacentrus
Pomacenteus
Prochilus Bleeker (ex Klein), 1864
Pycnochromis
Siphonochromis
Prochilus Klein, 1775
Gliphydodon
Glyphididontops
Glyphidontops
Abudefdus
Acanthocromis
Amblygliphidodon
Ambyglyphidodon
Chaetodonton
Chrysoptera
Cromis
Plectoglyphidodon
Plectrogliphidodon
Plectroglyphitodon
Plectroglypidodon
Pomachromus
Segastes
Hemiglyphidon
Lepidozygous
Pomocentrus

IRMNG

Name Relationship
Pomacentridae Preferred
Glyphisodon Lacepède 1802 Valid
Similiparma Hensley, 1986
Heliastes Lowe, 1838

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