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
Ophiura Lamarck 1801 Preferred
Ophiura affinis Lütken, 1858 Synonym
Ophiura africana (Koehler, 1923)
Ophiura ciliaris Lamarck, 1816
Ophiura ciliata (Bruzelius in Retzius, 1783) non (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Ophiura fasciculata Forbes, 1854
Ophiura inermis (Lyman, 1878)
Ophiura lacertosa Lamarck, 1801
Ophiura laevis Lyman, 1865
Ophiura madseni (Belyaev & Litvinova, 1972)
Ophiura nodosa Lütken, 1855
Ophiura pentagona Lamarck, 1816
Ophiura quinquemaculata Delle Chiaje, 1828
Ophiura reticulata Say, 1825
Ophiura sericea Forbes, 1852
Ophiura setosa Bruzelius, 1805
Ophiura signata (Verrill, 1882)
Ophiura squamosa Lütken, 1859
Ophiura stuwitzii Lütken, 1857
Ophiura texturata Lamarck, 1816
Ophiura brachiata (Montagu, 1804)
Ophiura textura (Linnaeus 1758)
Ophiura ambigua (Lyman, 1878)
Ophiura doederleini (Köhler, 1901)
Ophiura meridionalis (Lyman 1879)
Ophiura serrata Mortensen, 1936
Ophiura victoriae (Bell, 1902)
Ophiura scomba Paterson, 1985
Ophiura trimeni Bell, 1905
Ophiura marmorata Lamarck, 1816
Ophiura frigida (Koehler, 1901)
Ophiura anceps (Koehler, 1908)
Ophiura brevispinosa H.L. Clark, 1915
Ophiura carinata (Koehler, 1900)
Ophiura coriacea Lütken, 1855
Ophiura flaccida Say, 1825
Ophiura inflata. (Koehler, 1897)
Ophiura lymani (Ljungman, 1871)
Ophiura oligopora H.L. Clark, 1913
Ophiura rufescens Koehler, 1896
Ophiura superba (Lütken & Mortensen, 1899)
Ophiura incrassata Lamarck, 1816
Ophiura koehleri Bell, 1908
Ophiura rosularia Grube
Ophiura chathamensis Fell 1952
Ophiura mundata (Koehler, 1906)
Ophiura longipeda Lamarck 1816
Ophiura abyssicola Forbes, 1843
Ophiura ponderosa (Lyman, 1878)
Ophiura carnea Lütken, 1858
Ophiura angulata Say, 1825
Ophiura rugosa (Lyman, 1878)
Ophiura echinata Lamarck, 1816
Ophiura squamata Lamarck, 1816
Ophiura nereidina Lamarck, 1816
Ophiura stiphra H.L. Clark, 1911
Ophiura teres Lyman, 1860
Ophiura danianum Verrill, 1867
Ophiura appressa Say, 1825
Ophiura brevispina Say, 1825
Ophiura cinerea (Müller & Troschel, 1842)
Ophiura aurantiaca (Verrill, 1882)
Ophiura annulosa de Blainville, 1834
Ophiura jejuna (Lyman 1878)
Ophiura scolopendrina Lamarck, 1816
Ophiura cylindrica Hutton 1872
Ophiura ursula A.H. Clark, 1949
Ophiura fisheri A.H. Clark, 1949
Ophiura monaria A.H. Clark, 1949
Ophiura ctenophora H.L. Clark, 1909
Ophiura januarii (Lütken, 1856)
Ophiura brevispinum Say, 1825
Ophiura schmidt-otti Hertz, 1927
Ophiura brachyactis H.L. Clark, 1911
Ophiura panamensis (Lütken, 1859)
Ophiura variegata (Lütken, 1856)
Ophiura paucispina Say, 1825
Ophiura arctica Lütken, 1855
Ophiura isocantha Say, 1825
Ophiura clasta H.L. Clark, 1911
Ophiura lepida (Lyman, 1878)
Ophiura sarsi Lütken, 1855
Ophiura oediplax H.L. Clark, 1911
Ophiura penichra H.L. Clark, 1911
Ophiura megapoma H.L. Clark, 1911
Ophiura hastata (Lyman 1878)
Ophiura amitina (Lyman 1878)
Ophiura brachiactis H.L. Clark, 1911
Ophiura annulosa Lamarck, 1816
Ophiura hadra H. L. Clark, 1911
Ophiura pomphophora H.L. Clark, 1911
Ophiura glyptodisca H.L. Clark, 1911
Ophiura tongana Lyman, 1882
Ophiura holmesii Lyman, 1860
Ophiura pallida Verrill, 1899
Ophiura nana (Lütken & Mortensen, 1899)
Ophiura scutellata (Lütken & Mortensen, 1899)
Ophiura divisa (Lütken & Mortensen, 1899)
Ophiura euryplax (H.L. Clark, 1939)
Ophiura glypta (H.L. Clark, 1939)
Ophiura lacazei (Lyman, 1878)
Ophiura kermadecensis Benham, 1911
Ophiura spinicantha McKnight, 2003
Ophiura crassispina Say, 1825
Ophiura elegans Leach 1815
Ophiura hagenowi Rasmussen 1950
Ophiura substriata Rasmussen 1950
Ophiura milleri Phillips 1829
Ophiura egertoni Broderip, 1840
Ophiura longivertebralis Wolburg 1939
Ophiura libanotica König 1825
Ophiura parvisentum Spencer 1907
Ophiura serrata Roemer 1840
Ophiura parvisentis Spencer, 1907
Ophiura fitchii Spencer 1907
Ophiura fürstenbergii J. Müller, 1847
Ophiura fuerstenbergii (J. Müller, 1847)
Ophiura carinata v. Münster in Goldfuss, 1833
Ophiura granulosa Roemer, 1840
Ophiura dorae Lepsius 1878
Ophiura paragraysonensis Taylor, 1966
Ophiura tener A.H. Müller, 1950
Ophiura lapidaria (Lyman, 1878)

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