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.

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Nephrops Leach, 1814 Preferred
Nephrops andamanicus Wood-Mason, 1892 Synonym
Nephrops occidentalis Randall, 1840
Nephrops arafurensis De Man, 1905
Nephrops australiensis Bruce, 1966
Nephrops binghami Boone, 1927
Nephrops boschmai Holthuis, 1964
Nephrops challengeri Balss, 1914
Nephrops japonicus Tapparone-Canefri, 1873
Nephrops neptunus Bruce, 1965
Nephrops rubellus Moreira, 1903
Nephrops sagamiensis Parisi 1917
Nephrops intermedius Balss 1921
Nephrops sibogae De Man, 1916
Nephrops sinensis Bruce, 1966
Nephrops thomsoni Spence Bate, 1888


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