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
Stichopus Brandt 1835 Preferred
Stichopus griegi Östergren, 1897 Synonym
Stichopus moseleyi Théel 1886
Stichopus pallens Koehler, 1895
Stichopus Pourtalesii Théel, 1886
Stichopus regalis (Cuvier, 1817)
Stichopus richardi Hérouard, 1896
Stichopus selenkae Barrois, 1882
Stichopus tizardi Théel, 1882
Stichopus tremulus (Gunnerus)
Stichopus variegatus Semper 1868
Stichopus unituberculatus
Stichopus rigidus Selenka, 1867
Stichopus pseudhorrens Cherbonnier 1967
Stichopus gyrifer Selenka, 1867
Stichopus kefersteinii Selenka, 1867
Stichopus badionotus Selenka, 1867
Stichopus californicus (Stimpson, 1857)
Stichopus flaccus Liao, 1980
Stichopus fuscus Ludwig, 1875
Stichopus macroparentheses Clark, 1922
Stichopus mollis (Hutton, 1872)
Stichopus parvimensis Clark, 1913
Stichopus depressus Augustin, 1908
Stichopus nigripunctatus Augustin, 1908
Stichopus roseus Augustin, 1908
Stichopus sagamiensis Augustin, 1908
Stichopus assimilis Bell, 1883
Stichopus acanthomela Clark in Lloyd, 1900
Stichopus simulans Dendy & Hindle, 1907
Stichopus tropicalis Fisher, 1907
Stichopus maculatus Greeff, 1882
Stichopus cylindricus Haacke, 1880
Stichopus diaboli Heilprin, 1888
Stichopus xanthomela Heilprin, 1888
Stichopus errans Ludwig, 1875
Stichopus hirotai Mitsukuri 1912
Stichopus oshimae Mitsukuri 1912
Stichopus owstoni Mitsukuri, 1912
Stichopus troschelii Müller, 1854
Stichopus japonicus Selenka, 1867
Stichopus godeffroyi Semper, 1868
Stichopus haytiensis Semper, 1868
Stichopus moebii Semper, 1868
Stichopus levis Sluiter, 1887
Stichopus multifidus Sluiter, 1910
Stichopus challengeri Théel, 1886
Stichopus johnsoni Théel, 1886
Stichopus sordidus Théel, 1886
Stichopus Godefroyi Semper, 1868
Stichopus Möbii Semper, 1868

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