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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NCBI Taxonomy
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BOLDS images II Genus
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Genus
Conabio Genus
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
Hexacorallians of the World Resource Genus
IUCN Red List Genus
IUCN Red List
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Genus Import Import Genus
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource Genus
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Cladocora Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1834
OBIS depth range resource Genus
Paleobiology Database
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  • Cladocora arbuscula Lesueur, 1821
Smithsonian type specimen data Genus
AquaMaps Resource Genus
Wikimedia Commons Genus
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia Genus
iNaturalist Images Genus


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