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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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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BOLDS images II Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Dosidicus gigas
EOL Group on Flickr
  • Dosidicus gigas (D'Orbigny, 1835 in 1834-1847)
  • Dosidicus gigas
Global Biotic Interactions Species
IUCN Red List Import
AquaMaps Resource
NCBI Taxonomy
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OBIS Environmental Information
  • Dosidicus gigas (d’Orbigny, 1835)
OBIS depth range resource
Invertebrates of the Salish Sea
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
IUCN Structured Data outlinks
  • Dosidicus gigas
Tree of Life web project
  • Dosidicus gigas (Orbigny, 1835)
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Wikimedia Commons
iNaturalist Images Species


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