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
Syngnathinae Preferred
Acanthognathus Synonym
Acmonotus
Atelurus
Bombonia
Coelonotus
Corythroichthys
Dentirostrum
Dooryichthys
Dorichthys
Enchelyocampus
Gasterotokeus Heckel in Kaup, 1853
Hemithylacus
Mannarichthys
Oostethus
Oxleyana
Parabelonichthys
Paramicrophis
Parasyngnathus
Phanerotokeus
Pristidoryrhamphus
Schyphius
Scyphicus
Scyphius Risso, 1827
Siphostoma Rafinesque 1810
Solenognathus
Sygnathoides
Sygnathus
Synghnathus Linnaeus, 1758
Syngnatus
Siphonostoma Agassiz 1846
Tiphle Rafinesque 1810
Doryhamphus
Doryramphus
Dunckerocamphus
Gastrotokeus
Hippicthys
Corithoichthys
Corythoichutys
Penetopterix
Phycodorus
Solengnathus
Syphonostoma
Trachyramphus
Ypzia

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