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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AquaMaps Resource Order
AskNature Order
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS images II Order
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Order
EOL hotlist Scratchpad Order
  • Stomiiformes
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FALO Classification
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FishWisePro resource Order
Fishes resource Order
GBIF national node classification resource: Germany Order
GBIF national node type records: Netherlands Order
Global Biotic Interactions Order
Gulf of Maine Area CoML resource Order
IABIN resource Order
IUCN Red List Order Import
Animal Diversity Web Descriptions Order
Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Order
MCZ resource Order
NCBI Taxonomy
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Natural History Museum Species of the day Order
NatureServe resource Order
OBIS depth range resource Order
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available Order
SERPENT resource Order
SPIRE resource Order
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Stomiiformes
Smithsonian type specimen data Order
Anage Data Order
IUCN Structured Data Order
The Fish Database of Taiwan Order
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons Order
Wikipedia Order
Wikipedia Order
Zootaxa via Plazi Order


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