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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Moorea Biocode
  • Linckia laevigata
BOLDS images II Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Linckia laevigata
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr
  • Asterias laevigata
Environments Import Import
AquaMaps Resource
NCBI Taxonomy
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OBIS Environmental Information
  • Linckia laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758)
OBIS depth range resource
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Undersea Production test 2
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Wikimedia Commons
iNaturalist Images Species


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