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.

Preferred marks the preferred classification for this taxon.

Recognized By Rank Classification
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource Family
EOL Metrics Family
  • Diadumenidae
EOL hotlist Scratchpad Family
  • Diadumenidae
Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland Resource Family
GBIF Elevation Data Family
Hexacorallians of the World Resource Family Import Family Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Family
MarLIN resource Family
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Family
NatureServe resource Family
NCBI, GGBN, GBIF, BHL, BOLDS data coverage Family
  • Diadumenidae
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Diadumenidae
OBIS depth range resource Family
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available Family
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Diadumenidae
Smithsonian type specimen data Family
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Wikimedia Commons Family
Wikipedia Family
iNaturalist Images Family


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