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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Family Import Family
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa Family
BOLDS images II Family
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Family
EOL Metrics Family
  • Enoploteuthidae
EOL hotlist Scratchpad Family
  • Enoploteuthidae
FALO Classification
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Global Biotic Interactions Family
Global Biotic Interactions Family
Global Biotic Interactions Family
IUCN Red List Family Import
AquaMaps Resource Family
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Family
NCBI Taxonomy
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NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource Family
NCBI, GGBN, GBIF, BHL, BOLDS data coverage Family
  • Enoploteuthidae
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Enoploteuthidae Pfeffer, 1900
OBIS depth range resource Family
Smithsonian type specimen data Family
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions Family
IUCN Structured Data Family
Wikimedia Commons Family
Wikipedia Family


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