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
Polyophthalmus Quatrefages, 1850 Preferred
Polyophthalmus picta [auct. misspelling] Synonym
Polyophthalmus agilis Quatrefages, 1850
Polyophthalmus australis Grube, 1869
Polyophthalmus ceylonensis Kükenthal, 1887
Polyophthalmus collaris Michaelsen, 1892
Polyophthalmus dubius Quatrefages, 1850
Polyophthalmus ehrenbergi Quatrefages, 1850
Polyophthalmus floridanus Augener, 1922
Polyophthalmus incertus Treadwell, 1936
Polyophthalmus longisetosus Michaelsen, 1892
Polyophthalmus pallidus Claparède, 1869
Polyophthalmus papillatus Treadwell, 1943
Polyophthalmus striatus Kükenthal, 1887

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