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
Sargassum aquifolium Preferred
Sargassum aquifolium (Turner) C.Agardh, 1820 Authority
Sargassum odontocarpum Synonym


Name Relationship
Sargassum aquifolium (Turner) C.Agardh, 1820 Preferred
Sargassum crassifolium J.Agardh, 1848
Sargassum anapense Setchell & N.L.Gardner, 1901
Sargassum crassifolium samoensis Grunow 1915
Sargassum echinocarpum J.Agardh, 1848
Sargassum fonanonense Setchell & N.L.Gardner, 1924
Sargassum odontocarpum Sonder 1871
Sargassum heterocystum Montagne 1842
Sargassum binderi Sonder ex J.Agardh, 1848
Sargassum oocyste J. Agardh 1848
Fucus aquifolius Turner 1807
Sargassum biserrula J. Agardh 1848
Sargassum echinocarpum Greville, 1848
Sargassum cinctum echinocarpum Grunow 1888
Sargassum binderi incisifolium Sonder ex Grunow 1915
Sargassum echinocarpum vitiense Grunow 1874
Sargassum spathulifolium neocaledonicum Grunow 1916


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