Catalog of Fishes was using Cynolebiidae (based on Cynolebiatidi Hoedeman, 1961) instead of preoccupied Rivulidae (based on Rivulini Myers, 1925), preoccupied by Rivulini Grote, 1895, which are a subfamily (Rivulinae) of moths in the family Erebidae. First noticed by:
- Van der Laan, R., Eschmeyer, W.N. & Fricke, R. 2014. Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa 3882(1): 1–230. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 Reference page.
But acc. to the Code of the ICZN it needs the Commission to make a decision:
Art. 55.3. Homonymy from similar generic names. Homonymy between family-group names may result from similarity but not identity of the names of their type genera. Art. 55.3.1. Such a case involving family-group names must be referred to the Commission for a ruling to remove homonymy unless the senior homonym is a nomen oblitum.
Acc. to Richard van der Laan, is the next available synonym Cynolebiidae Hoedeman 1961 and the name can be used as the valid name for the family.
- Bollocks. We don't need the ICZN to allow us to say this is not a moth. The name is valid, there is no "controversy". There is an ineffectual ICZN who in this matter are completely irrelephant. Conservation and stability are increased if you do and degraded if you do not. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs) 19:11, 4 August 2018.