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
Kelliella M. Sars, 1870 Preferred
Kelliella abyssicola (Forbes, 1844) Synonym
Kelliella bruuni (Filatova 1969)
Kelliella galatheae Knudsen, 1970
Kelliella sundaensis Knudsen, 1970
Kelliella tasmanensis Knudsen, 1970
Kelliella elongata Allen, 2001
Kelliella tenina Allen, 2001
Kelliella sirenkoi Egorova, 1998
Kelliella nitida Verrill 1885
Kelliella abyssicola Allen, 2001
Kelliella pacifica (E.A. Smith, 1885)
Kelliella profundi (Filatova 1971)
Kelliella sergeevi (Filatova, 1971)
Kelliella laevis (Pelseneer, 1903)
Kelliella japonica Hayami & Kase, 1993
Kelliella abyssicola M. Sars, 1870
Kelliella elegantula F.R. Bernard, 1989


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!