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
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Gulf of Maine Area CoML resource
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Stephanolepis hispidus
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AquaMaps Resource
FishWisePro resource
Fishes resource
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University Libraries, U Washington
Genome 10K Project Vertebrates
  • Stephanolepis hispidus
Global Biotic Interactions Species
BOLDS images II Species Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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MCZ resource
NCBI Taxonomy
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OBIS Environmental Information
  • Stephanolepis hispidus (Linnaeus, 1766)
OBIS depth range resource
STRI fish resource
  • Stephanolepis hispida
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Species outlinks
  • Stephanolepis hispidus
Wikimedia Commons


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