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
FishBase
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Family
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Family
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS images II Family
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Family
EOL Group on Flickr Family
EOL Metrics Family
  • Ophidiidae
EOL hotlist Scratchpad Family
  • Ophidiidae
Environments Family
IRMNG
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Family
Anage Data Family
FishWisePro resource Family
FishWisePro resource Family
Fishes resource Family
Global Biotic Interactions Family
Global Biotic Interactions Family
Gulf of Maine Area CoML resource Family
IABIN resource Family
IUCN Red List Family
BioLib.cz Import
BioLib.cz Import Family
AquaMaps Resource Family
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Family
MCZ resource
MCZ resource Family
NCBI Taxonomy
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Family
NatureServe resource Family
NCBI, GGBN, GBIF, BHL, BOLDS data coverage Family
  • Ophidiidae
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Ophidiidae
OBIS depth range resource Family
Okeanos, Gulf of Mexico
Paleobiology Database
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Family
Reid et al, 2012 Family
STRI Neotropical Fishes Family
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013
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Family
IUCN Structured Data Family
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Family
The Fish Database of Taiwan Family
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Family
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
Zootaxa via Plazi Family

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