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
Strongylocentrotus Brandt, 1835 Preferred
Strongylocentrotus chlorocentrotus Brandt, 1835 Synonym
Strongylocentrotus echinoides A. Agassiz and H. L. Clark, 1907
Strongylocentrotus granularis (Say, 1827 non Lamarck, 1816)
Strongylocentrotus pictus (Norman, 1869)
Strongylocentrotus sachalinicus Clark, 1912
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (A. Agassiz, 1863)
Strongylocentrotus nudus (A. Agassiz, 1864)
Strongylocentrotus undus
Strongylocentrotus sachalinicus Döderlein, 1906
Strongylocentrotus albus (Molina, 1782)
Strongylocentrotus bullatus Bell, 1881
Strongylocentrotus chlorocentrotus (Des Moulins, 1837)
Strongylocentrotus depressus (A. Agassiz, 1864)
Strongylocentrotus erythrogrammus (Valenciennes, 1846)
Strongylocentrotus eurythrogrammus
Strongylocentrotus gaimardi (Blainville, 1825)
Strongylocentrotus gibbosus (L. Agassiz & Desor, 1846)
Strongylocentrotus globulosus (A. Agassiz, 1864)
Strongylocentrotus granularis (Lamarck, 1816)
Strongylocentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816)
Strongylocentrotus pulcherrimus (A. Agassiz, 1864)
Strongylocentrotus purpureus (von Martens, 1886)
Strongylocentrotus tuberculatus (Lamarck, 1816)
Strongylocentrotus Draebachiensis
Strongylocentrotus djakanovi

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Name Relationship
Strongylocentrotus Brandt, 1835 Preferred
Echinus (Strongylocentrotus) Brandt, 1835
Paracentrotus (Strongylocentrotus) Brandt, 1835
Euryechinus Verrill, 1866
Strongylocentrotus minihagali Deraniyagala, 1961
Allocentrotus Mortensen 1942


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