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.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis Preferred
Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (Lesson, 1830) Authority
Symplectoteuthis oualaniensis Synonym

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (Lesson, 1830) Preferred
Loligo oualaniensis Lesson, 1830

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (Lesson, 1830 in 1830-1831) Preferred
Symplectoteuthis oualaniensis (Lesson, 1830 in 1830-1831) Subsequent name/combination
Loligo oualaniensis Lesson, 1830 in 1830-1831 Original name/combination
Ommastrephes ayresii Carpenter, 1864 Junior synonym
Loligo brevitentaculata Quoy and Gaimard, 1832
Ommastrephes oceanicus D'Orbigny, 1839-1842 in Férussac and D'Orbigny, 1834-1848
Ommastrephes tryonii Gabb, 1863
Loligo vanikoriensis Quoy and Gaimard, 1832

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