Scientists aim to describe a single 'tree of life' that reflects the evolutionary relationships of living things. However, evolutionary relationships are a matter of ongoing discovery, and there are different opinions about how living things should be grouped and named. EOL reflects these differences by supporting several different scientific 'classifications'. Some species have been named more than once. Such duplicates are listed under synonyms. EOL also provides support for common names which may vary across regions as well as languages.

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Preferred marks the preferred classification for this taxon.

Recognized By Rank Classification
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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MarLIN resource Genus
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Genus
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
Botany resource Genus
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
GBIF national node classification resource: Germany Genus
IABIN resource
IABIN resource Genus
IUCN Red List Genus
IUCN Red List
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Genus Import Import Genus
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BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
Moorea Biocode
  • Padina
NCBI Taxonomy
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OBIS Environmental Information
  • Padina Adanson, 1763
OBIS depth range resource Genus
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available Genus
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Padina
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Undersea Production test 2 Genus
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Wikimedia Commons Genus
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia Genus
iNaturalist Images Genus


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