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
Holocentridae Preferred
Holocenthrus Scopoli 1777 Synonym
Holotrachys Günther, 1874
Faremusca Whitley 1933
Kutaflammeo Whitley 1933
Flammeo Jordan and Evermann, 1898
Neomyripristis Castelnau 1873
Rhinoberyx Gill 1862
Myriopristis Agassiz 1846
Archaeomyripristis Greenfield 1966
Rhamphoberyx Gill 1863
Rynchytys Swainson 1839
Beloholocentrus Fowler 1944
Myripristes Schomburgk 1848
Adioryx Starks, 1908
Helocentrus Fleming 1822
Cephalofarer Whitley 1933
Rhynchichthys Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1831
Farer Forsskål, 1775
Rhynchithys Swainson 1838
Holocentrum Valenciennes 1829
Holocentrus Gronow 1763
Ostichthys Jordan & Evermann 1896
Myripritis Kner, 1865
Dispinus Li in Li, Wang & Wu, 1981
Ryncthytys Swainson 1839
Harpage De Vis 1884
Erythrinus Plumier in Lacepède, 1802
Holocentrus Bloch, 1790
Archaeomyripristis Greenfield, 1974


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