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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Genus Import Genus
BOLDS images II Genus
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
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FishWisePro resource Genus
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
Gulf of Maine Area CoML resource Genus
IUCN Red List Genus Import
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa Genus
  • Tautogolabrus
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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MCZ resource Genus
NCBI Taxonomy
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NatureServe resource Genus
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Tautogolabrus Günther, 1862
OBIS depth range resource Genus
Paleobiology Database
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SPIRE resource
AquaMaps Resource Genus
Wikimedia Commons Genus
Wikipedia Genus
iNaturalist Images Genus


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