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 compressa Preferred
Enteromorpha compressa Genbank synonym


Name Relationship
Ulva compressa Linnaeus, 1753 Preferred
Enteromorpha compressa (Linnaeus) Nees, 1820 Synonym
Enteromorpha compressa usneoides (Bonnemaison ex J.Agardh) Bliding 1963
Enteromorpha usneoides Bonnemaison ex J. Agardh 1883
Enteromorpha compressa complanata (KŸtzing) J.Agardh 1883
Enteromorpha complanata KŸtzing 1845
Enteromorpha compressa complanata (KŸtzing) Rabenhorst 1868
Enteromorpha chlorotica J.Agardh 1883
Enteromorpha intestinalis compressa (Linnaeus) Silva & E.M.Burrows 1973
Conferva compressa (Linnaeus) Roth 1797
Enteromorpha vulgaris compressa (Linnaeus) Edmondston 1845
Enteronia compressa (Linnaeus) Chevallier 1836
Fistularia compressa (Linnaeus) Greville 1824
Fistularia intestinalis compressa (Linnaeus) J.P.Jones & Kingston 1829
Hydrosolen compressus (Linnaeus) Martius 1833
Ilea compressa (Linnaeus) Gaillon, 1828
Scytosiphon compressus (Linnaeus) Lyngbye, 1819
Solenia compressa (Linnaeus) C.Agardh 1824
Tubularia compressa (Linnaeus) Roussel 1806
Ulva enteromorpha compressa (Linnaeus) Le Jolis 1863
Enteromorpha clathrata usneoides (J.Agardh) V.J.Chapman 1956
Enteromorpha compressa typica Kjellman
Enteromorpha intestinalis compressa (Linnaeus) Rosenvinge 1893

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Enteromorpha compressa (Linnaeus) Greville Preferred
Ulva compressa Linnaeus


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