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
Apogonidae Preferred
Bentuviaichthys Smith 1961 Synonym
Adenapogon McCulloch 1921
Henicichthys Tanaka 1915
Papillapogon Smith, 1947
Quinca Mees 1966
Gronovichthys Whitley 1929
Chilodipterus Agassiz 1846
Cheilodipterops Schultz 1940
Kurandapogon Whitley 1939
Gulliveria Castelnau 1878
Ostorincus Rafinesque 1815
Brephamia Jordan in Jordan & Jordan, 1922
Fodifoa Whitley 1936
Ioamia Fowler & Bean 1930
Neoscopelus Castelnau, 1875
Yarica Whitley 1930
Verulux Fraser 1972
Clodipterus Rafinesque 1815
Beanea Steindachner 1902
Oxal Fowler 1931
Jadamga Schultz 1940
Aspro Commerson in Lacepède, 1802
Scopelapogon Whitley 1933
Amia Gronow in Gray, 1854
Acanthapogon Fowler 1938
Mionurus Krefft, 1868
Dipterodon Lacepède 1802
Lovamia Whitley 1930
Monoprion Poey 1860
Paramia Bleeker 1863
Desmoamia Fowler & Bean 1930
Australaphia Whitley 1936
Macrolepis Rafinesque 1815
Ostorynchus Swainson 1839
Aspiscis Whitley 1930
Paroncheilus Smith 1964
Diplerodon Swainson 1839
Lachneria Smith 1954
Amia Gronow, 1763


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