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
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions Genus
AquaMaps Resource Genus
AskNature Genus
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS images II Genus
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Genus
  • Carcharodon
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
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FishWisePro resource Genus
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
Gulf of Maine Area CoML resource Genus
IABIN resource Genus
IUCN Red List Genus
IUCN Red List
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Genus Import Genus
AnAge database Genus
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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One Species at a Time Podcasts Genus
MCZ resource Genus
NCBI Taxonomy
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NatureServe resource Genus
Nomenclator Zoologicus
  • Carcharodon Smith 1838
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Carcharodon Smith 1838
OBIS depth range resource Genus
Paleobiology Database
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STRI Neotropical Fishes Genus
Smithsonian type specimen data Genus
Monthly ARKive text import Genus
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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The Fish Database of Taiwan Genus
Wikimedia Commons Genus
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia Genus
Wikipedia Genus
iNaturalist Images Genus


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