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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]
Biota554,312447,071242,66142,913520,625 (94 %)
  Kingdom Animalia456,205376,902195,70021,711442,611 (97 %)
    Phylum Acanthocephala7275774751727 (100 %)
    Phylum Annelida26,54022,43112,9025126,075 (98 %)
    Phylum Arthropoda102,25183,73556,22212,850100,380 (98 %)
    Phylum Brachiopoda91766541900 (0 %)
    Phylum Bryozoa9,0487,3726,158738,926 (99 %)
    Phylum Cephalorhyncha4854122360445 (92 %)
    Phylum Chaetognatha3552911310355 (100 %)
    Phylum Chordata70,79958,48922,28254969,969 (99 %)
    Phylum Cnidaria25,95521,73811,4881225,151 (97 %)
    Phylum Ctenophora4252771970421 (99 %)
    Phylum Cycliophora62206 (100 %)
    Phylum Dicyemida1511341220144 (95 %)
    Phylum Echinodermata21,39617,2557,278321,389 (100 %)
    Phylum Entoprocta2412191812240 (100 %)
    Phylum Gastrotricha760646497329759 (100 %)
    Phylum Gnathostomulida1551131010155 (100 %)
    Phylum Hemichordata2011561300197 (98 %)
    Phylum Mollusca132,196110,70146,5343,210125,064 (95 %)
    Phylum Nematoda10,2378,5566,5228309,432 (92 %)
    Phylum Nematomorpha125507 (58 %)
    Phylum Nemertea3,2932,6971,36343,120 (95 %)
    Phylum Orthonectida514025042 (82 %)
    Phylum Phoronida57491100 (0 %)
    Phylum Placozoa63106 (100 %)
    Phylum Platyhelminthes24,90019,65612,8512,64424,844 (100 %)
    Phylum Porifera21,52018,1018,56122421,519 (100 %)
    Phylum Rotifera36122419879360 (100 %)
    Phylum Sipuncula1,6501,28314701,635 (99 %)
    Phylum Tardigrada540367205848302 (56 %)
    Phylum Xenacoelomorpha9037074552900 (100 %)
  Kingdom Plantae31,18822,13112,13010,81026,164 (84 %)
    Phylum Anthocerotophyta100000 (0 %)
    Phylum Bryophyta9011111111 (12 %)
    Phylum Charophyta8213963225,796530 (65 %)
    Phylum Chlorophyta8,6435,2643,2444,2936,701 (78 %)
    Phylum Glaucophyta15441415 (100 %)
    Phylum Marchantiophyta240011 (4 %)
    Phylum Plantae incertae sedis359885917228 (64 %)
    Phylum Pteridophyta30003 (100 %)
    Phylum Rhodophyta20,15215,9358,17837318,429 (91 %)
    Phylum Tracheophyta1,048433312305230 (22 %)
  Kingdom Fungi2,9861,7191,359652,963 (99 %)
    Phylum Ascomycota2,1481,287974232,136 (99 %)
    Phylum Basidiomycota205605826203 (99 %)
    Phylum Chytridiomycota803931279 (99 %)
    Phylum Microsporidia45030526913450 (100 %)
    Phylum Zygomycota391313039 (100 %)
  Kingdom Protozoa3,3852,2782,1105551,769 (52 %)
    Phylum Amoebozoa4081351169184 (45 %)
    Phylum Apusozoa1542015 (100 %)
    Phylum Choanozoa35124220118287 (82 %)
    Phylum Euglenozoa1,6911,5211,448511921 (54 %)
    Phylum Loukozoa1122011 (100 %)
    Phylum Metamonada723532230 (42 %)
    Phylum Percolozoa522725037 (71 %)
    Phylum Picozoa61102 (33 %)
  Kingdom Bacteria4,9552,6052,1343,4431,914 (39 %)
    Phylum Acidobacteria91100 (0 %)
    Phylum Actinobacteria267747410 (0 %)
    Phylum Aquificae28151500 (0 %)
    Phylum Bacteria incertae sedis4314143511 (26 %)
    Phylum Bacteroidetes42623623600 (0 %)
    Phylum Caldiserica51100 (0 %)
    Phylum Chlamydiae80000 (0 %)
    Phylum Chlorobi179921 (6 %)
    Phylum Chloroflexi374400 (0 %)
    Phylum Cyanobacteria2,0431,2518083,3981,896 (93 %)
    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 Proteobacteria1,53482379656 (0 %)
    Phylum Spirochaetes101100 (0 %)
    Phylum Synergistetes123300 (0 %)
    Phylum Tenericutes193200 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermodesulfobacteria72200 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermotogae23131300 (0 %)
    Phylum Verrucomicrobia46252500 (0 %)
  Kingdom Chromista54,62541,19828,9906,30845,084 (83 %)
    Phylum Bigyra1841018239163 (89 %)
    Phylum Cercozoa4982802346443 (89 %)
    Phylum Ciliophora4,9103,7932,6683383,732 (76 %)
    Phylum Cryptophyta25016911560220 (88 %)
    Phylum Foraminifera16,82813,0708,991116,828 (100 %)
    Phylum Haptophyta92654036714825 (89 %)
    Phylum Heliozoa24101009 (38 %)
    Phylum Myzozoa6,2514,8173,2173184,676 (75 %)
    Phylum Ochrophyta23,59117,73512,7985,53117,349 (74 %)
    Phylum Oomycota12964461124 (96 %)
    Phylum Radiozoa9766044480672 (69 %)
  Kingdom Archaea23411811810 (0 %)
    Phylum Crenarchaeota48191900 (0 %)
    Phylum Euryarchaeota173979710 (0 %)
    Phylum Thaumarchaeota92200 (0 %)
  Kingdom Viruses68611011020110 (16 %)
  Kingdom Biota incertae sedis37101006 (16 %)



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Citations (Google scholar)

Citations for "World Register of Marine Species": 0

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