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 Import
NCBI Taxonomy
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DiscoverLife map resource
  • Libinia emarginata
EOL Group on Flickr
Egg Characteristics and Breeding Season for Woods Hole Species Species
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University Libraries, U Washington
BOLDS images II Species
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
NatureServe resource Species
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Libinia emarginata Leach, 1816
OBIS depth range resource
Paleobiology Database
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Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Species outlinks
Wikimedia Commons


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