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
Myxinidae Preferred
Bdellostoma Müller, 1836 Synonym
Hexabranchus Schultze, 1835
Muraenoblenna Lacepède 1803
Heptatremus Swainson 1839
Dodecatrema Fowler 1947
Gasterobranchus Suckow 1799
Gastrobranchus Bloch 1791
Myraenoblenna Agassiz 1846
Anopsis Agassiz 1846
Murenoblennius Duméril, 1805
Gastrobanchus Latreille 1804
Myxene Swainson 1838
Polistotrema Gill in Jordan & Gilbert, 1881
Heptatretus Regan 1912
Murenoblenna Rafinesque 1815
Heptatrema Duméril in Voigt, 1832
Heterotrema Girard, 1855
Hexatrema Girard, 1855
Polytrema Girard, 1855
Homea Fleming 1822
Quadratus Wisner, 1999
Anopsus Rafinesque 1815


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