Three older names apply to the species described by Fautin et al. in 1990 as *Metridium giganteum*. They are *Actinia pripaus* Tilesius, 1809, *Actinia farcimen* Brandt, 1835, and *Isometridium rickettsi* Carlgren, 1949. We synonymize these four species names. The msot senior of the synonyms is a junior homonym; therefore, the valid name of this species is *Metridium farcimen* (Brandt, 1835). We also synonymize with *Metridium* the generic names *Dendractis* Andres, 1883, and *Isometridium* Carlgren, 1949.
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Fautin, Daphne Gail and Cadet Hand. 2000. *Metridium farcimen*, the valid name of a common North Pacific sea anemone (Cnidaria: Actiniaria: Acontiaria). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 113(4):1151-1161.
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