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.


Name Relationship
Chromodoris Alder and Hancock, 1855 Preferred
Chromodoris tura Marcus and Marcus, 1967 Synonym
Chromodoris neona (Er. Marcus, 1955)
Chromodoris vicina Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris cavae Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris pulchella (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1828)
Chromodoris cazae Gosliner & Behrens, 2004
Chromodoris naiki Valdés, Mollo & Ortea, 1999
Chromodoris hintuanensis Gosliner & Behrens, 1998
Chromodoris trimarginata (Winckworth 1946)
Chromodoris socorroensis Behrens, Gosliner & Hermosillo, 2009
Chromodoris norrisi Farmer, 1963
Chromodoris setoensis (Baba, 1938)
Chromodoris lekker Gosliner, 1994
Chromodoris pruna Gosliner, 1994
Chromodoris rosans Bergh, 1889
Chromodoris hunterae Rudman, 1983
Chromodoris bennetti (Angas, 1864)
Chromodoris inornata Pease 1871
Chromodoris kpone Edmunds, 1981
Chromodoris variegata Pease, 1871
Chromodoris scurra Bergh, 1874
Chromodoris clitonota Bergh, 1905
Chromodoris sedna (Ev. Marcus & Er. Marcus, 1967)
Chromodoris youngbleuthi Kay & Young, 1969
Chromodoris lactea Bergh, 1905
Chromodoris atopa Bergh 1905
Chromodoris versicolor Risbec, 1828
Chromodoris antonii Bertsch 1976
Chromodoris regalis (Ortea, Caballer & Moro, 2001)
Chromodoris festiva (A. Adams, 1861)
Chromodoris pusilla Bergh, 1874
Chromodoris ndukuei Risbec, 1928
Chromodoris australis Risbec, 1928
Chromodoris decorata Risbec, 1928
Chromodoris charlottae (Schrödl, 1999)
Chromodoris collingwoodi Rudman 1987
Chromodoris preciosa (Kelaart 1858)
Chromodoris sinensis Rudman, 1985
Chromodoris galactos Rudman & S. Johnson, 1985
Chromodoris victoriae (Burn, 1957)
Chromodoris messinensis Ihering, 1880
Chromodoris aegialia Bergh 1904
Chromodoris universitatis Cockerell, 1901
Chromodoris albolineata Martens in Bergh, 1879
Chromodoris funerea Collingwood, 1881
Chromodoris clavata Risbec 1928
Chromodoris ponga Er. Marcus & Ev. Marcus, 1970
Chromodoris agassizii Bergh, 1894
Chromodoris californiensis Bergh 1879
Chromodoris zebra Heilprin, 1889
Chromodoris runcinata Bergh, 1877
Chromodoris lilacina (Gould, 1852)
Chromodoris marenzelleri Bergh, 1888
Chromodoris ghardagana
Chromodoris hunteri
Chromodoris carnea Bergh, 1889
Chromodoris nigrostriata Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris alderi Collingwood, 1881
Chromodoris corimbae Ortea, Gofas & Valdés, 1997
Chromodoris fayae Lance, 1968
Chromodoris perplexa (Burn, 1957)
Chromodoris odhneri (Risbec, 1953)
Chromodoris roboi Gosliner & Behrens, 1998
Chromodoris woodwardae Rudman, 1983
Chromodoris pallescens Bergh 1874
Chromodoris marislae Bertsch, 1973
Chromodoris sannio Bergh, 1890
Chromodoris francoisae Bouchet, 1980
Chromodoris trilineata Ihering, 1880
Chromodoris heatherae Gosliner, 1994
Chromodoris tritos Yonow, 1994
Chromodoris bullockii Collingwood, 1881
Chromodoris maculosa Pease, 1871
Chromodoris westralensis
Chromodoris gloriosa Bergh 1874
Chromodoris variata Risbec, 1928
Chromodoris histrio Bergh, 1877
Chromodoris aurigera Rudman, 1990
Chromodoris imperialis (Pease, 1860)
Chromodoris varians Pease, 1871
Chromodoris festiva (Angas, 1864)
Chromodoris figurata Bergh 1905
Chromodoris baumanni Bertsch 1970
Chromodoris juvenca Bergh 1898
Chromodoris tumulifera Collingwood, 1881
Chromodoris kitae Gosliner 1994
Chromodoris cantrainii Bergh, 1879
Chromodoris reticulata (Pease, 1866)
Chromodoris elegans (Cantraine, 1835)
Chromodoris virgata Bergh, 1905
Chromodoris banksi Farmer 1963
Chromodoris aureopurpurea Collingwood 1881
Chromodoris orsinii (Vérany, 1846)
Chromodoris tryoni (Garrett, 1873)
Chromodoris galexorum Bertsch, 1978
Chromodoris simplex Pease, 1871
Chromodoris tricolor (Cantraine, 1835)
Chromodoris maritima (Baba 1949)
Chromodoris zebrina Alder & Hancock, 1864
Chromodoris mariei (Crosse 1872)
Chromodoris albonares Rudman, 1990
Chromodoris shirarae (Baba, 1953)
Chromodoris placida (Baba, 1949)
Chromodoris krishna Rudman 1973
Chromodoris conchyliata Yonow, 1984
Chromodoris ghardaqana Gohar & Aboul-Ela, 1957
Chromodoris lineolata Bergh, 1874
Chromodoris peasei Bergh, 1880
Chromodoris crossei (Angas, 1864)
Chromodoris kuniei Pruvot-Fol, 1930
Chromodoris woodwardi
Chromodoris glauca Bergh 1879
Chromodoris sycilla Bergh, 1890
Chromodoris valenciennesi (Cantraine, 1841)
Chromodoris vibrata (Pease, 1860)
Chromodoris porterae Cockerell, 1901
Chromodoris iheringi Bergh, 1879
Chromodoris marginata (Pease, 1860)
Chromodoris amoena Cheeseman, 1886
Chromodoris sphoni (Ev. Marcus, 1971)
Chromodoris godeffroyana Bergh, 1877
Chromodoris flava Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris ruzafai Ortea, Bacallado & Valdés, 1992
Chromodoris obsoleta (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1831)
Chromodoris nigrolineata Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris sonora Marcus & Marcus, 1967
Chromodoris sibogae Bergh, 1905
Chromodoris coerulea (Risso, 1818)
Chromodoris luxuriosa Bergh, 1874
Chromodoris sykesi Eliot, 1904
Chromodoris albopustulosa (Pease, 1860)
Chromodoris flammulata Bergh, 1905


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