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
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
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MarLIN resource Genus
BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa
BOLDS images II Genus
BOLDS resource for species-level taxa Genus
Botany resource Genus
Botany resource
EOL Group on Flickr
EOL Group on Flickr Genus
Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland Resource Genus
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
Global Biotic Interactions Genus
Global Compendium of Weeds Species
  • Bryopsis
IABIN resource Genus
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Arctic algae Genus
Marine Invaders of the NE Pacific
  • Bryopsis sp. K.A. Miller
Marine Life in Koh Phangan resource
  • Bryopsis
NCBI Taxonomy
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OBIS Environmental Information
  • Bryopsis J.V. Lamouroux, 1809
OBIS depth range resource Genus
Ocean Genome Resource- genomic DNA available Genus
Sloan-CoML NameLink Project
  • Bryopsis
Smithsonian type specimen data Genus
Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012
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Tropicos resource Genus
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
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Wikimedia Commons Genus
Wikimedia Commons
Wikipedia Genus
iNaturalist Images Genus


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