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.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Syngnathus Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Dermatostethus Gill, 1862 Junior synonym

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Syngnathus Linnaeus, 1758 Preferred
Syngnathus aequoreus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonym
Syngnathus ophidion Linnaeus, 1758
Syngnathus pelagicus Risso, 1810
Syngnathus fasciatus Gray, 1830
Syngnathus cyanospilus Bleeker, 1854
Syngnathus spicifer Rüppell, 1838
Syngnathus banneri Herald & Randall, 1972
Syngnathus alternans Günther, 1870
Syngnathus djarong Bleeker, 1853
Syngnathus darrosanus Dawson & Randall, 1975
Syngnathus brevirostris Rüppell, 1838
Syngnathus acicularis Jenyns, 1842
Syngnathus acusimilis Günther, 1873
Syngnathus agassiz Michahelles, 1829
Syngnathus agassizii Michahelles, 1829
Syngnathus algeriensis Günther, 1870
Syngnathus altirostris Ogilby, 1890
Syngnathus analicarens Duncker, 1915
Syngnathus andersonii Bleeker, 1858
Syngnathus anguisigola Nardo, 1847
Syngnathus ansorgii Boulenger, 1910
Syngnathus arctus (Jenkins & Evermann, 1889)
Syngnathus argentatus Pallas, 1814
Syngnathus argulus Peters, 1855
Syngnathus argus Richardson, 1840
Syngnathus argyrostictus Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus balli (Fowler, 1925)
Syngnathus biaculeatus Bloch, 1785
Syngnathus bicoarctatus Bleeker, 1857
Syngnathus biserialis Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus blainvilleanus Eydoux & Gervais, 1837
Syngnathus brachycephalus Poey, 1868
Syngnathus brachyrhynchus Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus brachysoma Bleeker, 1855
Syngnathus brachyurus Bleeker, 1854
Syngnathus brevicaudus Castelnau, 1875
Syngnathus bucculentus Rathke, 1837
Syngnathus budi Bleeker, 1856
Syngnathus caldwelli Herald & Randall, 1972
Syngnathus carce Hamilton, 1822
Syngnathus caretta Klunzinger , 1880
Syngnathus caspius Eichwald, 1831
Syngnathus cinctus Ramsay, 1882
Syngnathus coccineus Herald, 1940
Syngnathus conspicillatus Jenyns, 1842
Syngnathus corrugatus Weber, 1913
Syngnathus crenulatus Weber, 1913
Syngnathus crinitus Jenyns, 1842
Syngnathus cuncalus Hamilton, 1822
Syngnathus curtirostris Castelnau, 1872
Syngnathus cyanospilos Bleeker, 1854
Syngnathus dactyliophorus Bleeker, 1853
Syngnathus delalandi Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus dunckeri Metzelaar, 1919
Syngnathus elucens Poey, 1868
Syngnathus ethon Risso, 1827
Syngnathus fasciolatus Duméril, 1870
Syngnathus flavescens Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus flavofasciatus Rüppell, 1838
Syngnathus fluviatilis Peters, 1852
Syngnathus foliatus Shaw 1804
Syngnathus gastrotaenia Bleeker, 1853
Syngnathus gracilis Steindachner, 1901
Syngnathus griseolineatus Ayres, 1854
Syngnathus haematopterus Bleeker, 1851
Syngnathus hardwickii Gray, 1830
Syngnathus helfrichii Bleeker, 1855
Syngnathus hildebrandi Herald, 1965
Syngnathus hippocampus Linnaeus, 1758
Syngnathus hunnii Bleeker, 1860
Syngnathus independencia Hildebrand, 1946
Syngnathus investigatoris Hora, 1926
Syngnathus jonesii Günther 1874
Syngnathus kaupi Bleeker, 1863
Syngnathus koilomatodon Bleeker, 1858
Syngnathus kuhlii Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus leiaspis Bleeker, 1853
Syngnathus lumbriciformis Jenyns, 1835
Syngnathus manadensis Bleeker, 1856
Syngnathus margaritifer Peters, 1868
Syngnathus matterni (Fowler, 1918)
Syngnathus maxweberi Whitley, 1933
Syngnathus melanopleura Bleeker, 1858
Syngnathus mento Bleeker, 1856
Syngnathus microchirus Moreau, 1891
Syngnathus micronotopterus Fowler, 1938
Syngnathus mindii Meek & Hildebrand, 1923
Syngnathus modestus Sauvage, 1879
Syngnathus mollisoni Scott, 1955
Syngnathus mossambicus Peters, 1855
Syngnathus nigrolineatus Eichwald, 1831
Syngnathus nitidus Günther, 1873
Syngnathus norae Waite, 1910
Syngnathus olssoni Johnels, 1954
Syngnathus papacinus Risso, 1810
Syngnathus parvicarinatus Dawson, 1978
Syngnathus parviceps Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886
Syngnathus penicillus Cantor, 1849
Syngnathus perlatus Lay & Bennett, 1839
Syngnathus phillipi Lucas, 1891
Syngnathus platyrhynchus Duméril, 1870
Syngnathus poecilolaemus Peters, 1868
Syngnathus polyacanthus Bleeker, 1856
Syngnathus ponticus Pallas, 1814
Syngnathus pulchellus Boulenger, 1915
Syngnathus pyrois Risso, 1827
Syngnathus randalli Herald, 1965
Syngnathus rondeletii Delaroche, 1809
Syngnathus rotundatus Michahelles, 1829
Syngnathus rousseau Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus rubescens Risso, 1810
Syngnathus semifasciatus Günther, 1870
Syngnathus serratus Temminck & Schlegel, 1850
Syngnathus superciliaris Günther, 1880
Syngnathus tapeinosoma Bleeker, 1854
Syngnathus temminckii Kaup, 1856
Syngnathus tetragonus Thunberg, 1776
Syngnathus tetrophthalmus Bleeker, 1858
Syngnathus tigris Castelnau, 1879
Syngnathus torrei (Nichols, 1912)
Syngnathus trachypoma Günther, 1884
Syngnathus tuckeri Scott, 1942
Syngnathus tweedlei Meek & Hildebrand, 1923
Syngnathus uncinatus Weber, 1913
Syngnathus vercoi Waite & Hale, 1921
Syngnathus verreauxianus Duméril, 1870
Syngnathus viridis Risso, 1810
Syngnathus wardi (Whitley, 1948)
Syngnathus zambezensis Peters, 1855
Syngnathus zanzibarensis Günther, 1867
Syngnathus cayennensis Sauvage 1882
Syngnathus fasciatus Risso, 1810
Syngnathus tetropthalmus Bleeker, 1858
Syngnathus agassizi Michahelles, 1829
Syngnathus thyphle Linnaeus, 1758
Syngnathus kaupii (Bleeker, 1863)
Syngnathus watermayeri Smith, 1963
Syngnathus tetragonous Mitchill, 1814
Syngnathus caballus Larrañaga 1923
Syngnathus dumerilii Duméril, 1870


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