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
Chromodoris Alder and Hancock, 1855 Preferred
Chromodoris britoi Ortea & Pérez, 1983 Synonym
Chromodoris elegantula (Philippi, 1844)
Chromodoris goslineri Ortea & Valdés, 1996
Chromodoris krohni (Vérany, 1846)
Chromodoris luteopunctata (Gantès, 1962)
Chromodoris luteorosea (Rapp, 1827)
Chromodoris purpurea (Risso in Guérin, 1831)
Chromodoris rodomaculata Ortea & Valdés, 1992
Chromodoris alius Rudman, 1987
Chromodoris geminus Rudman, 1987
Chromodoris pantherina Bergh, 1905
Chromodoris fidelis (Kelaart 1858)
Chromodoris pulchella (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830)
Chromodoris cavae Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris pallida (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830)
Chromodoris annulata Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris tennentana (Kelaart, 1859)
Chromodoris vicina Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris gleniei (Kelaart, 1858)
Chromodoris rolani Ortea, 1988
Chromodoris cazae Gosliner & Behrens, 2004
Chromodoris naiki Valdés, Mollo & Ortea, 1999
Chromodoris clenchi (Russell, 1935)
Chromodoris trimarginata (Winckworth 1946)
Chromodoris hintuanensis Gosliner & Behrens, 1998
Chromodoris roboi Gosliner & Behrens, 1998
Chromodoris binza Ev. Marcus and Er. Marcus, 1963
Chromodoris neona (Er. Marcus, 1955)
Chromodoris ponga Er. Marcus & Ev. Marcus, 1970
Chromodoris amoena Cheeseman, 1886
Chromodoris epicuria (Basedow & Hedley, 1905)
Chromodoris multimaculosa Rudman, 1987
Chromodoris tasmaniensis Bergh, 1905
Chromodoris tinctoria (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830)
Chromodoris juvenca Bergh 1898
Chromodoris socorroensis Behrens, Gosliner & Hermosillo, 2009
Chromodoris galexorum Bertsch, 1978
Chromodoris macfarlandi Cockerell, 1901
Chromodoris marislae Bertsch, 1973
Chromodoris norrisi Farmer, 1963
Chromodoris ruzafai Ortea, Bacallado & Valdés, 1992
Chromodoris sphoni (Ev. Marcus, 1971)
Chromodoris albolineata Martens in Bergh, 1879
Chromodoris funerea Collingwood, 1881
Chromodoris lineolata Bergh, 1874
Chromodoris clavata Risbec 1928
Chromodoris maritima (Baba 1949)
Chromodoris splendida (Angas, 1864)
Chromodoris hunterae Rudman, 1983
Chromodoris daphne (Angas, 1864)
Chromodoris tumulifera Collingwood, 1881
Chromodoris loringi (Angas, 1864)
Chromodoris woodwardae Rudman, 1983
Chromodoris bennetti (Angas, 1864)
Chromodoris inornata Pease 1871
Chromodoris pallescens Bergh 1874
Chromodoris mariei (Crosse 1872)
Chromodoris sannio Bergh, 1890
Chromodoris festiva (Angas, 1864)
Chromodoris placida (Baba, 1949)
Chromodoris petechialis (Gould, 1852)
Chromodoris baumanni Bertsch 1970
Chromodoris kpone Edmunds, 1981
Chromodoris aureomarginata Cheeseman 1881
Chromodoris sponsa (Ehrenberg, 1831)
Chromodoris vibrata (Pease, 1860)
Chromodoris simplex Pease, 1871
Chromodoris sedna (Ev. Marcus & Er. Marcus, 1967)
Chromodoris fayae Lance, 1968
Chromodoris dalli Bergh, 1879
Chromodoris punctilucens Bergh, 1890
Chromodoris youngbleuthi Kay & Young, 1969
Chromodoris virgata Bergh, 1905
Chromodoris crossei (Angas, 1864)
Chromodoris tryoni (Garrett, 1873)
Chromodoris godeffroyana Bergh, 1877
Chromodoris versicolor Risbec, 1828
Chromodoris reticulata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832)
Chromodoris antonii Bertsch 1976
Chromodoris tura Marcus and Marcus, 1967
Chromodoris porterae Cockerell, 1901
Chromodoris kempfi Ev. Marcus, 1971
Chromodoris kuniei Pruvot-Fol, 1930
Chromodoris geometrica Risbec 1928
Chromodoris conchyliata Yonow, 1984
Chromodoris coi (Risbec, 1956)
Chromodoris tritos Yonow, 1994
Chromodoris charlottae (Schrödl, 1999)
Chromodoris leopardus Rudman 1987
Chromodoris collingwoodi Rudman 1987
Chromodoris preciosa (Kelaart 1858)
Chromodoris sinensis Rudman, 1985
Chromodoris galactos Rudman & S. Johnson, 1985
Chromodoris albonares Rudman, 1990
Chromodoris verrieri (Crosse 1875)
Chromodoris rubrocornuta Rudman, 1985
Chromodoris aureopurpurea Collingwood 1881
Chromodoris rufomaculata Pease, 1871
Chromodoris albopunctata (Garrett 1879)
Chromodoris albopustulosa (Pease, 1860)
Chromodoris obsoleta (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1831)
Chromodoris decora (Pease 1860)
Chromodoris setoensis (Baba, 1938)
Chromodoris lekker Gosliner, 1994
Chromodoris kitae Gosliner 1994
Chromodoris pruna Gosliner, 1994
Chromodoris reticulata (Pease, 1866)
Chromodoris aurigera Rudman, 1990
Chromodoris heatherae Gosliner, 1994
Chromodoris regalis (Ortea, Caballer & Moro, 2001)
Chromodoris variegata Pease, 1871
Chromodoris scurra Bergh, 1874
Chromodoris luxuriosa Bergh, 1874
Chromodoris clitonota Bergh, 1905
Chromodoris coerulea (Risso, 1818)
Chromodoris messinensis Ihering, 1880
Chromodoris tricolor (Cantraine, 1835)
Chromodoris cantrainii Bergh, 1879
Chromodoris elegans (Cantraine, 1835)
Chromodoris valenciennesi (Cantraine, 1841)
Chromodoris orsinii (Vérany, 1846)
Chromodoris nyalya Ev. Marcus and Er. Marcus, 1967
Chromodoris francoisae Bouchet, 1980
Chromodoris marginata (Pease, 1860)
Chromodoris flammulata Bergh, 1905
Chromodoris lactea Bergh, 1905
Chromodoris krishna Rudman 1973
Chromodoris sibogae Bergh, 1905
Chromodoris mollita Abraham, 1876
Chromodoris varians Pease, 1871
Chromodoris gloriosa Bergh 1874
Chromodoris pusilla Bergh, 1874
Chromodoris ndukuei Risbec, 1928
Chromodoris australis Risbec, 1928
Chromodoris decorata Risbec, 1928
Chromodoris flava Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris citrina Bergh, 1874
Chromodoris sykesi Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris victoriae (Burn, 1957)
Chromodoris perplexa (Burn, 1957)
Chromodoris variata Risbec, 1928
Chromodoris histrio Bergh, 1877
Chromodoris imperialis (Pease, 1860)
Chromodoris ghardaqana Gohar & Aboul-Ela, 1957
Chromodoris odhneri (Risbec, 1953)
Chromodoris figurata Bergh 1905
Chromodoris atopa Bergh 1905
Chromodoris shirarae (Baba, 1953)
Chromodoris festiva (A. Adams, 1861)
Chromodoris banksi Farmer 1963
Chromodoris aegialia Bergh 1904
Chromodoris glauca Bergh 1879
Chromodoris universitatis Cockerell, 1901
Chromodoris rosans Bergh, 1889
Chromodoris morchii Bergh, 1879
Chromodoris alderi Collingwood, 1881
Chromodoris trilineata Ihering, 1880
Chromodoris iheringi Bergh, 1879
Chromodoris corimbae Ortea, Gofas & Valdés, 1997
Chromodoris agassizii Bergh, 1894
Chromodoris californiensis Bergh 1879
Chromodoris zebra Heilprin, 1889
Chromodoris sycilla Bergh, 1890
Chromodoris bullockii Collingwood, 1881
Chromodoris maculosa Pease, 1871
Chromodoris nigrolineata Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris peasei Bergh, 1880
Chromodoris carnea Bergh, 1889
Chromodoris nigrostriata Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris zebrina Alder & Hancock, 1864
Chromodoris westralensis [sic]
Chromodoris runcinata Bergh, 1877
Chromodoris rufomarginata (Bergh, 1890)
Chromodoris lilacina (Gould, 1852)
Chromodoris barnardi (Collingwood, 1868)
Chromodoris marenzelleri Bergh, 1888
Chromodoris ghardagana [sic]
Chromodoris woodwardi [sic]
Chromodoris hunteri [sic]
Chromodoris sonora Marcus & Marcus, 1967
Chromodoris diardii (Kelaart, 1859)
Chromodoris mouaci Risbec, 1930
Chromodoris lamberti (Crosse, 1875)

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