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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Species Import
BOLDS images II Species
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Ammodytes americanus
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FishWisePro resource
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank, University Libraries, U Washington
Global Biotic Interactions Species
Gulf of Maine Area CoML resource
Arctic marine fishes
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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MCZ resource
NCBI Taxonomy
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NatureServe resource Species
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Ammodytes americanus DeKay, 1842
OBIS depth range resource
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Ammodytes americanus
AquaMaps Resource
Wikimedia Commons
iNaturalist Images Species


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