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.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Sagitta Quoy and Gaimard, 1827 Preferred
Solidosagatta Tokioka, 1965 Junior synonym

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

Name Relationship
Sagitta Quoy and Gaimard, 1827 Preferred
Sagitta abyssicola Chidgey, 1989 Synonym
Sagitta batava (Biersteker and van der Spoel, 1966)
Sagitta decipiens Fowler, 1905
Sagitta elegans Verrill, 1873
Sagitta enflata Grassi, 1881
Sagitta friderici Ritter-Záhony, 1911
Sagitta hexaptera D'Orbigny, 1836
Sagitta hispida Conant, 1895
Sagitta lyra Krohn, 1853
Sagitta macrocephala Fowler, 1904
Sagitta maxima Conant, 1896
Sagitta minima Grassi, 1881
Sagitta planctonis Steinhaus, 1896
Sagitta serratodentata Krohn, 1853
Sagitta tasmanica Thompson, 1947
Sagitta tokiokai Alvariño, 1967
Sagitta setosa J. Müller, 1847
Sagitta neglecta Aida, 1897
Sagitta bierii Alvariño, 1961
Sagitta megalophthalma Dallot & Ducret 1969
Sagitta chilensis Villenas & Palma, 2006
Sagitta madhupratapi Casanova and Nair, 1999
Sagitta nairi Casanova and Nair, 2002
Sagitta siamensis Casanova & Goto, 1997
Sagitta bedfordii Doncaster, 1903
Sagitta crassa Tokioka, 1938
Sagitta johorensis Pathansali and Tokioka, 1963
Sagitta oceania Grey, 1930
Sagitta regularis Aida, 1897
Sagitta septata Doncaster, 1903
Sagitta ferox Doncaster, 1902
Sagitta robusta Doncaster, 1902
Sagitta euneritica Alvariño, 1961
Sagitta peruviana Sund, 1961
Sagitta popovicii Sund, 1961
Sagitta tenuis Conant, 1896
Sagitta gazellae Ritter-Záhony, 1909
Sagitta pacifica Tokioka, 1940
Sagitta pseudoserratodentata Tokioka, 1939
Sagitta marri David, 1956
Sagitta bedoti Beraneck, 1895
Sagitta pulchra Doncaster, 1903
Sagitta meenakshiae Nair, Panampunnayil, Pillai & Gireesh, 2008
Sagitta scrippsae Alvariño, 1962
Sagitta zetezios Fowler, 1905
Sagitta euxina Moltschanoff, 1909
Sagitta philippini Michael 1919


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