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
Stichodactyla gigantea (Forskål, 1775) Preferred
Priapus giganteus Forskål, 1775 Synonym
Actinia gigantea
Actinia gigantea (Forskal)
Actinia gigantea Linn. Ambiguous synonym
Actinia brevitentacula Quoy et Gaimard
Actinia gigantea Forsk.
Actinia amethystina Quoy and Gaimard, 1833
Actinia parvitentaculata Quoy and Gaimard, 1833
Actinia gigantea Forskal Misapplied name
Actinia gigantea Ehrenb.
Actinia gigas
Actinia amethystina Quoy et Gaim.
Actinia parvitentaculata Quoy et Gaim.
Discosoma gigantea
Cereus amethystinus
Discosoma giganteum
Discosoma giganteum Forsk.
Actinia parvitentaculata
Discosoma kenti Haddon and Shackleton, 1893
Discosoma kenti Haddon & Shackleton
Stoichactis kenti (H. & S.)
Isacmaea gigantea H. u. E.
Discosoma giganteum
Stoichactis giganteum (Forsk.) Carlgr.
Discosoma giganteum (d'ap. Klunzinger)
Stoichactis gigantea (Forskal 1775) Carlgren 1900
Stoichactis kenti (Hadd. et Shackl.)
Radianthus parvitentaculatus Quoy et Gaim.
Stoichactis kenti H. and S.
Stoichactis giganteum Forsk.
Stoichactis intermedia Lager
Radianthus parvitentaculatus Q. and G.
Stoichactis gigantea (Forsk.)
Stoichactis kenti
Radianthus parvitentaculata (Quoy and Gaimard, 1833)
Stoichactis kenti Haddon and Shackleton, 1893
Stoichactis giganteum (Forskål, 1775)
Stoichactis intermedia Lager, 1911
Stoichactis kenti (Hadd. et Shackl.)
Stoichactis giganteum
Stoichactis giganteum Forsskal
Stoichactis giganteum Forskal
Stoichactis kenti Haddon and Shackleton
Stoichactis gigantium (Forsk.)
Stoichactis kenti (Haddon & Shackleton 1893)
Stoichactis kenti (Haddon et Shackleton)
Stoichactis giganteum Forsskal
Stoichactis giganteum
Stichodactyla gigantea (Forsskål, 1775)
Stichodactyla gigantea (Forsskål)
Stichodactyla gigantea (Forsskål, 1775)

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