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
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Subdivision
OBIS depth range resource Class
EOL Group on Flickr Class
Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland Resource Class
Environments
IABIN resource Class
BioLib.cz Import
Biopix Family
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Class
MarLIN resource Class
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Rhodophyceae
Dutch Marine and Coastal Species Encyclopedia
  • Rhodophyceae
Paleobiology Database
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Class
SPIRE resource
  • Rhodophyceae
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Rhodophyceae
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Class
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Subphylum
Wikipedia Class
Wikipedia Class
Wikipedia Class
Wikipedia Class
Wikipedia Class
Wikipedia Class

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