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
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Superclass
Moorea Biocode
  • Osteichthyes
Conabio Class
EOL Group on Flickr
Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland Resource Class
FALO Classification Superclass
IABIN resource Class
BioLib.cz Import
BioImages resource Class
CalPhotos
  • Osteichthyes
Paleobiology Database
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Unranked clade
Phenoscape Catfish Fin Shapes Class
Smithsonian type specimen data Class
Type data from iDigBio Class
Type data from iDigBio Class
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia Class
Wikipedia Class
iSpot southern Africa Class

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