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Genera in the family or subfamily Pomacanthidae: [ 20 ] records


Acanthochaetodon Bleeker [P.] 1876:308 Masc. Pomacanthus annularis Bloch 1787. Type by original designation (also monotypic in ref. 448). Also in Bleeker 1876:Pls. 365, 367, 370, 372 [ref. 6835] (earliest not established). •Synonym of Pomacanthus Lacepède 1802. Current status: Synonym of Pomacanthus Lacepède 1802. Pomacanthidae.

Angelichthys Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1896:420 Masc. Chaetodon ciliaris Linnaeus 1758. Type by original designation. •Synonym of Holacanthus Lacepède 1802. Current status: Synonym of Holacanthus Lacepède 1802. Pomacanthidae.

Apolemichthys (subgenus of Holacanthus) Burton [M.] (ex Fraser-Brunner) 1934:Pisces p. 57 Masc. Holacanthus xanthurus Bennett 1833. Type by original designation. Not available from Fraser-Brunner 1933:578 [ref. 671], no type designated or indicated after 1930 and 3 included species (Art. 13.3). Genus does date to 1934 with author as Burton as published in the Zoological Record for 1933 (see Art. 13.3 in Appendix A in Eschmeyer 1990 [ref. 20647]). •Synonym of Centropyge Kaup 1860 -- (Gaither et al. 2014:44 [ref. 35448]). •Valid as Apolemichthys Burton 1934 -- (Klausewitz 1972:363 [ref. 30491], Heemstra 1984 [ref. 5298], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:188 [ref. 6441], Smith & Heemstra 1986:624 [ref. 5714], Pyle 2001:3267 [ref. 26118], Allen et al. 2006:1303 [ref. 29090], Fricke et al. 2018:241 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:111 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:194 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Apolemichthys Burton 1934. Pomacanthidae.

Arusetta (subgenus of Heteropyge) Fraser-Brunner [A.] 1933:572 Fem. Chaetodon asfur Forsskål 1775. Type by monotypy. •Synonym of Pomacanthus Lacepède 1802. Current status: Synonym of Pomacanthus Lacepède 1802. Pomacanthidae.

Centropyge Kaup [J. J.] 1860:138 Fem. Holacanthus tibicen Cuvier 1831. Type by monotypy. •Valid as Centropyge Kaup 1860 -- (Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:188 [ref. 6441], Smith & Heemstra 1986:624 [ref. 5714], Kosaki 1989 [ref. 13510], Kuiter 1998:85 [ref. 23587], Pyle 2001:3267 [ref. 26118], Burgess 2003:1675 [ref. 27101], Schindler 2003:37 [ref. 27490], Allen et al. 2006:14 [ref. 28625] with author as Kemp, Allen et al. 2006:1303 [ref. 29090], Shen et al. 2012:415 [ref. 31830], Gaither et al. 2014:38 [ref. 35448], Shen et al. 2016:1 [ref. 34943], DiBattista et al. 2016:647 [ref. 35346], Fernandez-Silva et al. 2018:1 [ref. 35772], Fricke et al. 2018:241 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:111 [ref. 36273], Brown et al. 2019:178 [ref. 36444], Fricke et al. 2019:194 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Centropyge Kaup 1860. Pomacanthidae.

Chaetodontoplus Bleeker [P.] 1876:307 Masc. Holacanthus septentrionalis Temminck & Schlegel 1844. Type by original designation (also monotypic in ref. 448). Also in Bleeker 1876:Pl.368, 369 [ref. 6835] (earliest not determined). •Valid as Chaetodontoplus Bleeker 1876 -- (Yasuda & Tominaga 1976 [ref. 5505], Ida in Masuda et al. 1984:187 [ref. 6441], Pyle 2001:3267 [ref. 26118], Allen & Steene 2004:24 [ref. 27615], Allen et al. 2006:1305 [ref. 29090], Randall & Rocha 2009:511 [ref. 30410], Fricke et al. 2019:197 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Chaetodontoplus Bleeker 1876. Pomacanthidae.

Desmoholacanthus Fowler [H. W.] 1941:256 Masc. Holacanthus arcuatus Gray 1831. Type by original designation (also monotypic). •Synonym of Apolemichthys Burton 1934. Current status: Synonym of Apolemichthys Burton 1934. Pomacanthidae.

Euxiphipops Fraser-Brunner [A.] 1934:192 Masc. Holacanthus xanthometopon Bleeker 1853. Type by being a replacement name. Replacement for Heteropyge Fraser-Brunner 1933, preoccupied by Heteropyge Silvestri 1897 in Myriopoda. •Synonym of Pomacanthus Lacepède 1802. Current status: Synonym of Pomacanthus Lacepède 1802. Pomacanthidae.

Genicanthus (subgenus of Holacanthus) Swainson [W.] 1839:170, 212 Masc. Holacanthus lamarck Lacepède 1802. Type by subsequent designation. Type designated by Swain 1882:273 [ref. 5966]. Species sometimes spelled Lemarckii. •Synonym of Centropyge Kaup 1860 -- (Gaither et al. 2014:44 [ref. 35448]). •Valid as Genicanthus Swainson 1839 -- (Randall 1975 [ref. 6490], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:188 [ref. 6441], Smith & Heemstra 1986:624 [ref. 5714], Pyle 2001:3267 [ref. 26118], Allen et al. 2006:1307 [ref. 29090], Trnski 2015:1306 [ref. 34198], Motomura et al. 2017:170 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:242 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:111 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:198 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Genicanthus Swainson 1839. Pomacanthidae.

Heteropyge Fraser-Brunner [A.] 1933:569 Fem. Holacanthus xanthometopon Bleeker 1853. Type by original designation. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Heteropyge Silvestri 1897 in Myriapoda, replaced by Euxiphipops Fraser-Brunner 1934. •Synonym of Pomacanthus Lacepède 1802. 1°Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Pomacanthus Lacepède 1802. Pomacanthidae.

Holacanthus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802:525 Masc. Chaetodon tricolor Bloch 1795. Type by subsequent designation. Type designated by Desmarest 1856:227 [ref. 17401] -- see Whitley 1939:223 [ref. 25866] but Whitley has wrong date for Desmarest, also by Bleeker 1876:307-308 [ref. 448]. Holacantha Rafinesque 1815:83 [ref. 3584] and Holocanthus Gray 1831:35 (not investigated) are apparently incorrect subsequent spellings. •Valid as Holacanthus Lacepède 1802 -- (Matsuura in Uyeno et al. 1983:392 [ref. 14275], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:188 [ref. 6441], Burgess 2003:1675 [ref. 27101], Hernández-Velasco et al. 2016:1 [ref. 34760]). Current status: Valid as Holacanthus Lacepède 1802. Pomacanthidae.

Paracentropyge Burgess [W. E.] 1991:69 Fem. Holacanthus multifasciatus Smith & Radcliffe 1911. Type by original designation (also monotypic). •Valid as Paracentropyge Burgess 1991 -- (Myers & Donaldson 2003:631 [ref. 27495], Allen et al. 2006:1307 [ref. 29090], Gaither et al. 2014:[6] 43 [ref. 35448]). •Synonym of Centropyge Kaup 1860. Current status: Synonym of Centropyge Kaup 1860. Pomacanthidae.

Paradiretmus Whitley [G. P.] 1948:83 Masc. Paradiretmus circularis Whitley 1948. Type by original designation (also monotypic). Based on a larval specimen; not Diretmidae. •Synonym of Centropyge Kaup 1860 -- (Allen et al. 1976:410 [ref. 13629]). Current status: Synonym of Centropyge Kaup 1860. Pomacanthidae.

Plitops (subgenus of Holacanthus) Fraser-Brunner [A.] 1933:581 Masc. Holacanthus clarionensis Gilbert 1890. Not available from Fraser-Brunner, no type species designated or indicated after 1930, 2 included species (Art. 13.3). Apparently can date to Burton 1934 in the Zoological Record for 1933 (see remarks on Art. 13.3 in Appendix A in Eschmeyer 1990 [ref. 20647]). •Synonym of Holacanthus Lacepède 1802. Current status: Synonym of Holacanthus Lacepède 1802. Pomacanthidae.

Pomacanthodes Gill [T. N.] 1862:244 Masc. Pomacanthodes zonipectus Gill 1862. Type by monotypy. •Synonym of Pomacanthus Lacepède 1802. Current status: Synonym of Pomacanthus Lacepède 1802. Pomacanthidae.

Pomacanthops Smith [J. L. B.] 1955:383 Masc. Pomacanthops filamentosus Smith 1955. Type by original designation. •Synonym of Pomacanthus Lacepède 1802 -- (Smith & Heemstra 1986:625 [ref. 5714]). Current status: Synonym of Pomacanthus Lacepède 1802. Pomacanthidae.

Pomacanthus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802:517 Masc. Chaetodon arcuatus Linnaeus 1758. Type by subsequent designation. Type apparently designated first by Jordan & Gilbert 1883:615 [ref. 2476]. Pomacantha Rafinesque 1815:83 [ref. 3584] is an incorrect subsequent spelling. •Valid as Pomacanthus Lacepède 1802 -- (Matsuura in Uyeno et al. 1983:390 [ref. 14275], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:187 [ref. 6441], Smith & Heemstra 1986:625 [ref. 5714], Pyle 2001:3267 [ref. 26118], Burgess 2003:1674 [ref. 27101], Allen et al. 2006:1308 [ref. 29090], Bariche 2010:31 [ref. 30715], Motomura et al. 2017:170 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:242 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:111 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:198 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Pomacanthus Lacepède 1802. Pomacanthidae.

Pygoplites Fraser-Brunner [A.] 1933:587 Masc. Chaetodon diacanthus Boddaert 1772. Type by original designation (also monotypic). •Valid as Pygoplites Fraser-Brunner 1933 -- (Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:188 [ref. 6441], Smith & Heemstra 1986:626 [ref. 5714], Pyle 2001:3267 [ref. 26118], Allen et al. 2006:1309 [ref. 29090], Coleman et al. 2016:243 [ref. 34402], Golani & Fricke 2018:112 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:199 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Pygoplites Fraser-Brunner 1933. Pomacanthidae.

Sumireyakko Burgess [W. E.] 1991:70 Masc. Holacanthus venustus Yasuda & Tominaga 1969. Type by original designation (also monotypic). Treated as masculine, Art. 30.2.4. •Synonym of Centropyge Kaup 1860. Current status: Synonym of Centropyge Kaup 1860. Pomacanthidae.

Xiphypops Jordan [D. S.] in Jordan & Jordan 1922:64 Masc. Holacanthus fisheri Snyder 1904. Type by original designation (also monotypic). Spelled Xiphipops in Weber & de Beaufort 1936:159 [ref. 4606]. •Synonym of Centropyge Kaup 1860 based on placement of type species -- (Smith & Heemstra 1986:624 [ref. 5714]). •Valid as Xiphypops Jordan 1922 -- (Gaither et al. 2014:[6] 43 [ref. 35448]). Current status: Synonym of Centropyge Kaup 1860. Pomacanthidae.