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.


Name Relationship
Stichopus Brandt 1835 Preferred
Stichopus californicus (Stimpson, 1857) Synonym
Stichopus cinerascens Brandt, 1835
Stichopus rigidus Selenka, 1867
Stichopus variegatus Semper 1868
Stichopus Pourtalesii Théel, 1886
Stichopus pallens Koehler, 1896
Stichopus richardi Hérouard, 1896
Stichopus leucospilota Brandt, 1835
Stichopus moseleyi Théel 1886
Stichopus selenkae Barrois, 1882
Stichopus badionotus Selenka, 1867
Stichopus tizardi Théel, 1882
Stichopus griegi Östergren, 1897
Stichopus japonicus Selenka, 1867
Stichopus gyrifer Selenka, 1867
Stichopus multifidus Sluiter, 1910
Stichopus chloronotos Brandt 1835
Stichopus roseus Augustin, 1908
Stichopus challengeri Théel, 1886
Stichopus troschelii Müller, 1854
Stichopus sordidus Théel, 1886
Stichopus cylindricus Haacke, 1880
Stichopus flaccus Liao, 1980


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