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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NCBI Taxonomy
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BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS images II Family
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Family
Biopix Family
EOL Group on Flickr Family
EOL Metrics Family
  • Myidae
Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland Resource Family
Environments Family
Femorale resource Family
Global Biotic Interactions
  • Myidae
IABIN resource Family Import Family Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Family
MarLIN resource Family
McClain Bivalve Sizes Family
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa Family
NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource Family
NatureServe resource Family
NCBI, GGBN, GBIF, BHL, BOLDS data coverage Family
  • Myidae
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Myidae Lamarck, 1809
OBIS depth range resource Family
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available Family
Paleobiology Database
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Invertebrates of the Salish Sea Family
SPIRE resource Family
AquaMaps Resource Family
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Wikimedia Commons Genus
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia Family
iNaturalist Images Family


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