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
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
AquaMaps Resource
AskNature
BOLDS images II Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
DiscoverLife ID keys resource
  • Manta birostris
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Manta birostris
EOL Group on Flickr
Environments
IRMNG
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Species
IRMNG
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Species
FishBase
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FishWisePro resource
FishWisePro resource
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University Libraries, U Washington
Genome 10K Project Vertebrates
  • Manta birostris
Global Biotic Interactions Species
Gulf of Maine Area CoML resource
IUCN Red List
IUCN Red List
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BioLib.cz Import
BioLib.cz Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
Anage Data
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
NCBI Taxonomy
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Species
NatureServe resource Species
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Manta birostris (Walbaum, 1792)
OBIS depth range resource
SERPENT resource
STRI Neotropical Fishes
STRI Neotropical fish distribution maps
  • Manta birostris
Monthly ARKive text import
IUCN Structured Data
TaxonConcept.org outlinks
  • Manta birostris
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Species
The Fish Database of Taiwan
Under Pressure World
  • Manta birostris
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Species
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia
iNaturalist Images Species
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  • Manta birostris

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