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.

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Gnathia Leach, 1814 Preferred
Gnathia abyssorum (Sars G.O., 1872) Synonym
Gnathia bicolor Hansen, 1916
Gnathia elongata (Krøyer, 1846)
Gnathia stygia Sars, 1877
Gnathia praniza Leach, 1814
Gnathia hodgsoni Vanhöffen, 1914
Gnathia polaris Hodgson 1902
Gnathia calva Vanhöffen, 1914
Gnathia agwillisi Seed, 1979
Gnathia akaroensis Monod, 1926
Gnathia amakusaensis Nunomura, 1992
Gnathia branchyponera Cohen & Poore, 1994
Gnathia caeca Richardson, 1911
Gnathia consobrina Monod, 1926
Gnathia coralliophila Monod, 1926
Gnathia crenulatifrons Monod, 1926
Gnathia floridensis Menzies and Kruczynski, 1983
Gnathia galzini Mueller, 1989
Gnathia kikuchii Nunomura, 1992
Gnathia nasuta Nunomura, 1992
Gnathia nipponensis Monod, 1926
Gnathia pacifica Monod, 1926
Gnathia pilosipes Monod, 1926
Gnathia polythrix Monod, 1926
Gnathia pustulosa Hale, 1924
Gnathia regalis Monod, 1926
Gnathia saikaiensis Nunomura, 1992
Gnathia sanctaecrucis Schultz, 1972
Gnathia schistifrons Stebbing, 1912
Gnathia serrata Richardson, 1908
Gnathia vanhoeffeni Menzies, 1962
Gnathia vemae Menzies, 1962
Gnathia amboinenesis Cals, 1978
Gnathia bacescoi Kussakin, 1969
Gnathia bifurcilla Holdich & Harrison, 1980
Gnathia cornigera Nunomura, 1992
Gnathia discolor Nunomura, 1988
Gnathia forceps Holdich & Harrison, 1980
Gnathia insolita Stebbing, 1905
Gnathia monodi Gurjanova, 1936
Gnathia rimifrons Holdich & Harrison, 1980
Gnathia sugashimaensis Nunomura 1981
Gnathia wolffi Mueller, 1989
Gnathia cristatipes Stebbing, 1912
Gnathia poteriophora Monod, 1926


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