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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IUCN Red List Family
AquaMaps Resource Family
AskNature Family
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS images II Family
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Family
Biopix Family
Conabio Family
Coral Skeletons-to be deleted- Family
Coral Skeletons Family
EOL Group on Flickr Family
EOL Interns
  • Faviidae
EOL Metrics Family
  • Faviidae
EOL hotlist Scratchpad Family
  • Faviidae
Environments Family
FALO Classification
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Global Biotic Interactions Family
Global Biotic Interactions Family
Global Biotic Interactions Family
Hexacorallians of the World Resource Family
IABIN resource Family
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions Family
IUCN Red List
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Family Import Import Family
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Family
Marine Life in Koh Phangan resource
  • Faviidae
Natural History Museum Species of the day Family
NatureServe resource Family
NCBI, GGBN, GBIF, BHL, BOLDS data coverage Family
  • Faviidae
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Faviidae
OBIS depth range resource Family
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available Family
Paleobiology Database
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Monthly ARKive text import Family
IUCN Structured Data Family
Undersea Production test 2 Family
Wikimedia Commons Family
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons Genus
Wikipedia Family
iNaturalist Images Family


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