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.

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Name Relationship
Sabella spallanzanii (Gmelin 1791) Preferred
Spirographis spallanzanii Synonym

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Sabella spallanzanii (Gmelin 1791) Preferred
Corallina Tubularia-Melitensis Ellis, 1755
Sabella penicillus Linnaeus, 1767
Serpula penicillus Linnaeus, 1758
Spirographis spallanzanii (Viviani, 1805)

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Sabella spallanzanii (Gmelin 1791) Preferred
Sabella sarsi [auct. misspelling]
Sabella penicillus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Spirographis spallanzanii (Viviani, 1805)
Nereis lutraria Pallas, 1766
Sabella gracillima Kinberg, 1866
Sabella unispira Cuvier, 1816
Spirographis elegans Quatrefages, 1866
Spirographis gracilis Hansen, 1882
Spirographis imperialis Hansen, 1882
Spirographis longispira Quatrefages, 1866
Sabella sarsii Krøyer, 1856
Sabella viola Grube, 1863
Sabella viridis Milne Edwards in Quatrefages, 1866
Serpula penicillus Linnaeus, 1758
Corallina Tubularia-Melitensis Ellis, 1755
Tubularia spallanzanii Gmelin 1791
Sabella penicillum [auct. misspelling]

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