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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IUCN Red List Genus
BOLDS images II Genus
BOLDS images II Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Genus
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
EOL Group on Flickr
  • Diaphus
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FishWisePro resource Genus
Fishes resource Genus
GBIF national node classification resource: Germany Genus
GBIF national node type records: Netherlands Genus
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
Gulf of Maine Area CoML resource Genus
Herring, 1987
IABIN resource Genus
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa Genus
  • Diaphus Import Import Genus
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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MCZ resource Genus
NCBI Taxonomy
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NatureServe resource Genus
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Diaphus Eigenmann and Eigenmann, 1890
OBIS depth range resource Genus
Paleobiology Database
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SPIRE resource Genus
AquaMaps Resource Genus
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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The Fish Database of Taiwan Genus
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons Genus
Wikipedia Genus


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