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
Nudibranchia Blainville, 1814 Preferred
Phanerobranchia Other, see comments


Name Relationship
Nudibranchia Preferred
Cuthonidae Odhner, 1934 Synonym
Asteronotidae Thiele, 1931
Janolidae Pruvot-Fol, 1933
Babakinidae Roller, 1973
Conualeviidae Collier & Farmer, 1964
Cumanotidae Odhner, 1907
Notodorididae Eliot, 1910
Aegiretidae P. Fischer, 1883
Corambidae Bergh, 1871
Coryphellidae Bergh, 1889
Halgerdidae Odhner, 1926
Rostangidae Pruvot-Fol, 1951
Kentrodorididae Bergh, 1891
Geitodorididae Odhner, 1968
Miamiridae Bergh 1891
Myrrhinidae Bergh, 1905
Nossidae Odhner, 1968
Tethyidae Rafinesque, 1815
Triophidae Odhner, 1941
Vayssiereidae Thiele, 1931
Zephyrinidae Iredale & O'Donoghue, 1923
Marianinidae Odhner, 1968
Lamellidorididae Pruvot-Fol, 1933
Aldisidae Odhner, 1939
Archidorididae Bergh, 1891
Baptodorididae Odhner, 1926
Heterodorididae Verrill & Emerton 1882
Homoiodorididae O'Donoghue, 1924
Platydorididae Bergh, 1891
Pleurolidiidae Burn, 1966
Polyceratidae Alder and Hancock, 1845
Protaeolidiellidae Odhner, 1968
Lemindidae Griffiths, 1985
Eolididae d'Orbigny, 1834
Iduliidae Iredale & O'Donoghue, 1923
Echinochilidae Odhner, 1968
Trinchesiidae Nordsieck, 1972
Duvauceliidae Iredale & O'Donoghue, 1923
Doridoeididae Eliot & Evans, 1908
Pleurophyllidiidae H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854
Pleuroleuridae Bergh, 1874
Atthilidae Bergh, 1899
Dermatobranchidae P. Fischer, 1883
Babainidae Roller, 1972
Phyllodesmiidae Thiele, 1931
Diphyllidiidae d'Orbigny, 1841
Euphuridae Iredale & O'Donoghue, 1923
Limaciidae Winckworth, 1951
Fryeriidae Baranetz & Minichev 1994
Gruveliidae Thiele, 1931
Okeniidae Iredale & O'Donoghue, 1923
Ceratosomatidae Gray, 1857
Paracoryphellidae M.C. Miller, 1971
Prodorididae Baranetz & Minichev, 1995
Favorinidae Bergh, 1889
Phidianidae Odhner, 1968
Dactylopodidae Bonnevie, 1931
Nectophyllirhoidae Hoffmann, 1922
Glossodorididae O'Donoghue, 1924
Caloriidae Odhner, 1968
Melibidae Forbes, 1844
Cratenidae Bergh, 1889
Spurillidae Odhner, 1939
Doridopsidae Alder & Hancock, 1864


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