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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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
  • Chthamalus stellatus
BioImages resource
  • Chthamalus stellatus (Poli)
  • Chthamalus stellatus
DiscoverLife map resource
  • Chthamalus stellatus
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Global Biotic Interactions Species Import
  • Chthamalus stellatus (Poli 1791)
BOLDS images II Species
  • Chthamalus stellatus
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Species
MarLIN resource
NCBI Taxonomy
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OBIS Environmental Information
  • Chthamalus stellatus (Poli, 1795)
OBIS depth range resource
AquaMaps Resource
Wikimedia Commons
iNaturalist Images Species


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