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
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Species
Global Biotic Interactions
  • Littorina planaxis
IRMNG
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Species
Femorale resource Species
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University Libraries, U Washington
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Littorina planaxis
BioLib.cz Import
CalPhotos
  • Littorina planaxis
Paleobiology Database
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Species
SPIRE resource

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