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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Genus Import Genus
AquaMaps Resource Genus
AskNature Genus
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS images II Genus
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland Resource Genus
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FishWisePro resource Genus
Fishes resource Genus
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
Gulf of Maine Area CoML resource Genus
IABIN resource Genus
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions Genus Import
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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MarLIN resource Genus
NCBI Taxonomy
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NatureServe resource Genus
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Mola Koelreuter, 1763
OBIS depth range resource Genus
Paleobiology Database
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STRI Neotropical Fishes Genus
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Mola
AnAge database Genus
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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The Fish Database of Taiwan Genus
Undersea Production test 2 Genus
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons Genus
Wikipedia Genus
iNaturalist Images Genus
iSpot southern Africa Genus


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