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.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Hexabranchus sanguineus (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830) Preferred
Aethedoris indica Abraham, 1877 Synonym
Albania formosa Collingwood, 1881
Heptabranchus burnettii A. Adams, 1848
Doris marginata Quoy & Gaimard, 1832
Doris lacera Cuvier 1804
Doris sanguinea Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830
Doris flammulatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1832
Doris cardinalis Gould, 1852
Doris marginatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1832
Doris sandwichensis Eydoux & Souleyet, 1852
Hexabranchus aureomarginatus Ostergaard, 1955
Hexabranchus pellucidulus Abraham, 1876
Hexabranchus aneitus Bergh, 1878
Hexabranchus tinkeri Ostergaard, 1955
Hexabranchus suezensis Abraham, 1876
Hexabranchus mauritianus Abraham, 1877
Hexabranchus marginatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832)
Hexabranchus plicatus Hägg, 1901
Hexabranchus digitatus Eliot, 1906
Hexabranchus adamsii Gray, 1850
Hexabranchus aneiteumensis Abraham, 1877
Hexabranchus orbicularis Abraham, 1877
Hexabranchus imperialis Kent, 1897
Hexabranchus pulchellus Pease, 1860
Hexabranchus praetextus Ehrenberg, 1828


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