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
IUCN Red List
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Library of Alexandria Order
AquaMaps Resource Order
AquaMaps Resource Order
AskNature Order
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
EOL Group on Flickr Order
EOL Group on Flickr Order
EOL Group on Flickr Order
EOL Group on Flickr
Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland Resource Order
Monthly ARKive text import Order
BioLib.cz Import Order
AnAge database Order
Library of Alexandria Order
Library of Alexandria
NCBI Taxonomy
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NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource Order
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available
Invertebrates of the Salish Sea Order
SPIRE resource Order
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons Order
Wikipedia Order
Wikipedia Order
ZooKeys Order

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