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
Amphibalanus amphitrite Preferred
Amphibalanus amphitrite (Darwin 1854) Authority
Balanus amphitrite Darwin, 1854
Balanus amphitrite Synonym

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Amphibalanus amphitrite Darwin,1854 Preferred
Balanus amphitrite fluminensis Oliveira,1941
Balanus amphitrite hawaiiensis Hiro,1937
Balanus amphitrite denticulate Broch,1927
Balanus amphitrite (l) communis Darwin,1854
Balanus amphitrite cochinensis Nilsson-Cantell,1938
Balanus amphitrite denticulate Henry,1959
Balanus amphitrite herzi Rogers,1949
Balanus amphitrite amphitrite Harding,1962
Balanus amphitrite aeratus Oliveira,1941
Balanus amphitrite columnarius Tarasov et Zevina,1957
Balanus amphitrite Pilsbry,1907
Amphibalanus ampphitrite Pitombo,2004
Balanus amphitrite hawaiiensis Broch,1922
Balanus amphitrite communis Nilsson-Cantell,1921

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Amphibalanus amphitrite (Darwin 1854) Preferred
Balanus amphitrite Darwin, 1854


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