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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NCBI Taxonomy
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BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
  • Bathymodiolus brevior Cosel, Metivier & Hashimoto, 1994
Denisia 18
McClain Bivalve Sizes
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa
NMNH Invertebrate Zoology resource
OBIS Environmental Information
  • Bathymodiolus brevior von Cosel, Métevier & Hashimoto, 1994
OBIS depth range resource
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Bathymodiolus brevior
BOLDS images II Species


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