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
Ulva clathrata Preferred
Enteromorpha clathrata Genbank synonym


Name Relationship
Ulva clathrata (Roth) C. Agardh 1811 Preferred
Enteromorpha clathrata (Roth) Greville, 1830 Synonym
Enteromorpha muscoides (Clemente) Cremades 1990
Enteromorpha welwitschii J.Agardh 1883
Enteromorpha ramulosa (Smith) Carmichael, 1833
Enteromorpha ramulosa tenerrima Schiffner
Enteromorpha crinita Nees, 1820
Ulva ramulosa Smith, 1810
Conferva crinita Roth 1797
Enteromorpha ramulosa robusta Hauck
Enteromorpha clathrata crinita (Nees) Hauck 1884
Conferva clathrata Roth 1806
Enteromorpha gelatinosa KŸtzing 1849
Enteromorpha ramulosa spinosa KŸtzing 1845
Enteromorpha clathrata linkiana (Greville) Areschoug 1850
Enteromorpha clathrata prostrata (Le Jolis) Batters 1890
Enteromorpha linkiana Greville
Enteromorpha paradoxa tenuissima KŸtzing
Enteromorpha clathrata gracilis (Le Jolis) Batters 1902
Enteromorpha spinescens KŸtzing 1856
Ulva muscoides Clemente 1807
Enteromorpha complanata crinita (Nees) KŸtzing 1845
Enteromorpha prolifera crinita (Nees) V.J.Chapman 1956
Ulva clathrata prostrata Le Jolis 1863
Enteronia clathrata (Roth) Chevallier 1836
Ulva clathrata gracilis Le Jolis 1863
Ulva linkiana (Greville) Trevisan 1842
Zignoa ramulosa (J.E.Smith) Trevisan 1842
Enteromorpha clathrata gracilis (Le Jolis) V.J.Chapman 1937
Enteromorpha clathrata linkiana (Greville) V.J.Chapman 1937
Enteromorpha clathrata mucosa P.L.Crouan & H.M.Crouan 1852
Enteromorpha clathrata ramulosa (J.E.Smith) Rabenhorst 1847


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