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
Syngnathus acus Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Dermatostethus punctipinnis Gill, 1862 Synonym
Sygnathus acus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Syngnathus alternans Günther, 1870
Syngnathus brachyrhynchus Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus delalandi Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus rubescens Risso, 1810
Syngnathus temminckii Kaup, 1856
Typhle heptagonus Rafinesque 1810

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Syngnathus acus Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Syngnathus alternans Günther, 1870
Typhle heptagonus Rafinesque 1810
Syngnathus temminckii Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus rubescens Risso, 1810
Syngnathus delalandi Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus brachyrhynchus Kaup, 1856
Sygnathus acus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dermatostethus punctipinnis Gill, 1862

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Syngnathus acus Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Dermatostethus punctipinnis Gill, 1862 Junior synonym
Syngnathus punctipinnis (Gill, 1862)

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Syngnathus acus Preferred
Syngnathus acus Linnaeus, 1758 Authority

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