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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MCZ resource Genus
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS images II Genus
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Genus
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FishWisePro resource Genus
Fishes resource Genus
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
Gulf of Maine Area CoML resource Genus
IUCN Red List Genus Import Import Genus
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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AskNature Genus
MarLIN resource Genus
NCBI Taxonomy
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NatureServe resource Genus
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Myxine Linnaeus, 1758
OBIS depth range resource Genus
SERPENT resource Genus
SERPENT resource
AquaMaps Resource Genus
The Fish Database of Taiwan Genus
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Wikimedia Commons Genus
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia Genus
Wikipedia Genus
iNaturalist Images Genus


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