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Number of records in WoRMS.
  • All taxa: number of marine [M] & non-fossil [nF] scientific names at all ranks (sum of species, genera, families,..., accepted and synonyms).
  • All species: number of marine [M] & non-fossil [nF] species (sum of accepted and synonyms) within the specific rank.
  • Acc. species: number of accepted marine [M] & non-fossil [nF] species within the specific rank.
  • Acc. species: number of accepted non-marine [nM] & non-fossil [nF] species within the specific rank.
  • Checked taxa: number of marine [M] & non-fossil [nF] scientific names (%) that have been checked by a Taxonomic Editor.
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 all taxa
[M, nF]
   all species
[M, nF]
   acc. species
[M, nF]
   acc. species
[nM, nF]
   checked taxa
[M, nF]
Biota603,999471,061239,85158,954519,322 (86 %)
  Kingdom Animalia461,431381,003197,27237,023448,749 (97 %)
    Phylum Acanthocephala7946355101794 (100 %)
    Phylum Annelida26,95022,81013,02316026,520 (98 %)
    Phylum Arthropoda103,22384,44656,57926,990101,254 (98 %)
    Phylum Brachiopoda92366842200 (0 %)
    Phylum Bryozoa9,3027,5896,183739,191 (99 %)
    Phylum Cephalorhyncha4854122360445 (92 %)
    Phylum Chaetognatha3552911310355 (100 %)
    Phylum Chordata70,87558,54822,31864770,058 (99 %)
    Phylum Cnidaria26,31322,00211,5321825,557 (97 %)
    Phylum Ctenophora4332852000429 (99 %)
    Phylum Cycliophora62206 (100 %)
    Phylum Dicyemida1511341220144 (95 %)
    Phylum Echinodermata21,49117,2057,315321,484 (100 %)
    Phylum Entoprocta2472241862247 (100 %)
    Phylum Gastrotricha763649500332762 (100 %)
    Phylum Gnathostomulida1551131010155 (100 %)
    Phylum Hemichordata2011561300197 (98 %)
    Phylum Mollusca134,174112,35247,2303,711127,396 (95 %)
    Phylum Nematoda11,2539,4226,81481610,764 (96 %)
    Phylum Nematomorpha125507 (58 %)
    Phylum Nemertea3,3142,7111,36843,150 (95 %)
    Phylum Orthonectida514025042 (82 %)
    Phylum Phoronida57491100 (0 %)
    Phylum Placozoa63106 (100 %)
    Phylum Platyhelminthes24,85419,56412,6842,93624,799 (100 %)
    Phylum Porifera21,67418,2338,62422521,673 (100 %)
    Phylum Rotifera37523020184369 (98 %)
    Phylum Sipuncula1,6631,29415601,648 (99 %)
    Phylum Tardigrada3622242081,019357 (99 %)
    Phylum Xenacoelomorpha9027064542899 (100 %)
  Kingdom Plantae31,17522,14512,13810,95526,162 (84 %)
    Phylum Anthocerotophyta100000 (0 %)
    Phylum Bryophyta9011111111 (12 %)
    Phylum Charophyta8213963225,795529 (64 %)
    Phylum Chlorophyta8,6525,2753,2514,3496,708 (78 %)
    Phylum Glaucophyta15441415 (100 %)
    Phylum Marchantiophyta240011 (4 %)
    Phylum Plantae incertae sedis345865918215 (62 %)
    Phylum Pteridophyta30003 (100 %)
    Phylum Rhodophyta20,15715,9408,17937318,434 (91 %)
    Phylum Tracheophyta1,035433312394230 (22 %)
  Kingdom Fungi3,5622,0391,673673,539 (99 %)
    Phylum Ascomycota2,5731,5211,202242,561 (100 %)
    Phylum Basidiomycota30712011826305 (99 %)
    Phylum Chytridiomycota844133283 (99 %)
    Phylum Glomeromycota92209 (100 %)
    Phylum Microsporidia45130627013451 (100 %)
    Phylum Zygomycota451616145 (100 %)
  Kingdom Protozoa3,4672,3752,2041,1571,796 (52 %)
    Phylum Amoebozoa41813912012193 (46 %)
    Phylum Apusozoa1542015 (100 %)
    Phylum Choanozoa35123919838284 (81 %)
    Phylum Euglenozoa1,7751,6031,528701938 (53 %)
    Phylum Loukozoa1122011 (100 %)
    Phylum Metamonada7234311030 (42 %)
    Phylum Percolozoa522725137 (71 %)
    Phylum Picozoa61102 (33 %)
  Kingdom Bacteria4,9972,6442,1453,4451,916 (38 %)
    Phylum Acidobacteria91100 (0 %)
    Phylum Actinobacteria267747410 (0 %)
    Phylum Aquificae28151500 (0 %)
    Phylum Bacteria incertae sedis4415153510 (23 %)
    Phylum Bacteroidetes42623623600 (0 %)
    Phylum Caldiserica51100 (0 %)
    Phylum Chlamydiae80000 (0 %)
    Phylum Chlorobi179921 (6 %)
    Phylum Chloroflexi374400 (0 %)
    Phylum Cyanobacteria2,0771,2838123,4001,899 (91 %)
    Phylum Deferribacteres125500 (0 %)
    Phylum Deinococcus-Thermus174400 (0 %)
    Phylum Elusimicrobia40000 (0 %)
    Phylum Fibrobacteres40000 (0 %)
    Phylum Firmicutes297999920 (0 %)
    Phylum Fusobacteria26151500 (0 %)
    Phylum Gemmatimonadetes40000 (0 %)
    Phylum Lentisphaerae41100 (0 %)
    Phylum Nitrospirae71100 (0 %)
    Phylum Planctomycetes185500 (0 %)
    Phylum Proteobacteria1,54182980256 (0 %)
    Phylum Spirochaetes101100 (0 %)
    Phylum Synergistetes123300 (0 %)
    Phylum Tenericutes193200 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermodesulfobacteria72200 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermotogae23131300 (0 %)
    Phylum Verrucomicrobia46252500 (0 %)
  Kingdom Chromista98,39960,61724,1816,28637,039 (38 %)
    Phylum Bigyra1861028339166 (89 %)
    Phylum Cercozoa5012822356446 (89 %)
    Phylum Ciliophora4,9173,7982,6693383,738 (76 %)
    Phylum Cryptophyta32524318462250 (77 %)
    Phylum Foraminifera17,37413,5098,977117,374 (100 %)
    Phylum Haptophyta91954236914816 (89 %)
    Phylum Heliozoa24101009 (38 %)
    Phylum Myzozoa6,2714,8403,2303194,689 (75 %)
    Phylum Ochrophyta66,71436,6047,9145,5058,705 (13 %)
    Phylum Oomycota13366481128 (96 %)
    Phylum Radiozoa9796064480678 (69 %)
  Kingdom Archaea23411811810 (0 %)
    Phylum Crenarchaeota48191900 (0 %)
    Phylum Euryarchaeota173979710 (0 %)
    Phylum Thaumarchaeota92200 (0 %)
  Kingdom Viruses68611011020111 (16 %)
  Kingdom Biota incertae sedis37101006 (16 %)



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