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.

FishBase

Name Relationship
Pomacanthus arcuatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Apolemichthys arcuatus (non Gray, 1831) Misapplied name
Chaetodon arcuatus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonym
Chaetodon littoricola Poey, 1868
Chaetodon lutescens Bonnaterre, 1788
Chaetodon quinquecinctus Cuvier, 1829
Chetodon lutescens Bonnaterre 1788
Holacanthus arcuatus (non Gray, 1831)
Pomacanthus baltcatus Cuvier, 1831
Pomacanthus cingulatus Cuvier, 1831
Pomacanthus cinquecinctus Cuvier, 1829

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Pomacanthus arcuatus Preferred
Pomacanthus arcuatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Pomacanthus arcuatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Pomacanthus baltcatus Cuvier, 1831
Apolemichthys arcuatus (non Gray, 1831)
Chaetodon quinquecinctus Cuvier, 1829
Chaetodon arcuatus Linnaeus, 1758
Chaetodon littoricola Poey, 1868
Chaetodon lutescens Bonnaterre, 1788
Holacanthus arcuatus (non Gray, 1831)
Pomacanthus cingulatus Cuvier, 1831
Pomacanthus cinquecinctus Cuvier, 1829
Chetodon lutescens Bonnaterre 1788

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Pomacanthus arcuatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Preferred
Chaetodon arcuatus Linnaeus, 1758 Original name/combination
Pomacanthus balteatus Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1831 Junior synonym
Pomacanthus cingulatus Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1831
Chaetodon littoricola Poey, 1868
Chaetodon lutescens Bonnaterre, 1788
Pomacanthus quinquecinctus Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1831

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