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.

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Name Relationship
Syngnathus abaster Risso, 1827 Preferred
Syngnathus abaster ganzirrensis D'Ancona, 1934 Synonym
Syngnathus abaster ganzirriensis D'Ancona, 1934
Syngnathus agassiz Michahelles, 1829
Syngnathus agassizi Michahelles, 1829
Syngnathus agassizii Michahelles, 1829
Syngnathus algeriensis Günther, 1870
Syngnathus anguisigola Nardo, 1847
Syngnathus bucculentus Rathke, 1837
Syngnathus caspius Eichwald, 1831
Syngnathus ethon Risso, 1827
Syngnathus ethon aeolicus Di Caporiacco, 1948
Syngnathus flavescens Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus microchirus Moreau, 1891
Syngnathus nigrolineatus Eichwald, 1831
Syngnathus nigrolineatus maeoticus Slastenenko, 1938

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Syngnathus abaster Risso, 1827 Preferred
Syngnathus ethon aeolicus Di Caporiacco, 1948
Syngnathus flavescens Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus microchirus Moreau, 1891
Syngnathus nigrolineatus Eichwald, 1831
Syngnathus nigrolineatus maeoticus Slastenenko, 1938
Syngnathus ethon Risso, 1827
Syngnathus caspius Eichwald, 1831
Syngnathus abaster ganzirrensis D'Ancona, 1934
Syngnathus abaster ganzirriensis D'Ancona, 1934
Syngnathus agassiz Michahelles, 1829
Syngnathus agassizi Michahelles, 1829
Syngnathus agassizii Michahelles, 1829
Syngnathus anguisigola Nardo, 1847
Syngnathus bucculentus Rathke, 1837
Syngnathus algeriensis Günther, 1870

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Syngnathus abaster Preferred
Syngnathus abaster Risso, 1827 Authority

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