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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NatureServe resource Order
BOLDS images II Order
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Order
BioImages resource Order
EOL Group on Flickr Order
Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland Resource Order
BioLib.cz Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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MarLIN resource Order
NCBI Taxonomy
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NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource Order
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Halichondrida Gray, 1867
OBIS depth range resource Order
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available Order
Paleobiology Database
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SPIRE resource Order
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Halichondrida
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Wikimedia Commons Order
Wikipedia Order
iNaturalist Images Order

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