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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]
Biota608,438474,857241,25677,132524,760 (86 %)
  Kingdom Animalia465,676384,655198,65755,199453,429 (97 %)
    Phylum Acanthocephala8106495191810 (100 %)
    Phylum Annelida27,12822,95613,04717326,758 (99 %)
    Phylum Arthropoda104,16485,25757,05529,761102,194 (98 %)
    Phylum Brachiopoda92967242600 (0 %)
    Phylum Bryozoa9,4317,7176,108809,337 (99 %)
    Phylum Cephalorhyncha4854122360445 (92 %)
    Phylum Chaetognatha3552911310355 (100 %)
    Phylum Chordata71,76159,37122,75012,67970,939 (99 %)
    Phylum Cnidaria26,48922,15111,5941825,774 (97 %)
    Phylum Ctenophora4332852000429 (99 %)
    Phylum Cycliophora62206 (100 %)
    Phylum Dicyemida1511341220144 (95 %)
    Phylum Echinodermata21,50817,2177,329321,501 (100 %)
    Phylum Entoprocta2502271872250 (100 %)
    Phylum Gastrotricha765651502332764 (100 %)
    Phylum Gnathostomulida1551131010155 (100 %)
    Phylum Hemichordata2011561300197 (98 %)
    Phylum Mollusca135,361113,31447,4447,070128,864 (95 %)
    Phylum Nematoda11,5319,6716,90081711,069 (96 %)
    Phylum Nematomorpha125507 (58 %)
    Phylum Nemertea3,3172,7141,36843,154 (95 %)
    Phylum Orthonectida514025042 (82 %)
    Phylum Phoronida57491100 (0 %)
    Phylum Placozoa63106 (100 %)
    Phylum Platyhelminthes25,18319,82612,7932,92925,147 (100 %)
    Phylum Porifera21,76818,3178,65122521,767 (100 %)
    Phylum Rotifera37523020184369 (98 %)
    Phylum Sipuncula1,6631,29415601,648 (99 %)
    Phylum Tardigrada3622242081,019357 (99 %)
    Phylum Xenacoelomorpha9027064542899 (100 %)
  Kingdom Plantae31,18622,15312,13110,95526,178 (84 %)
    Phylum Anthocerotophyta100000 (0 %)
    Phylum Bryophyta9011111111 (12 %)
    Phylum Charophyta8213963225,795529 (64 %)
    Phylum Chlorophyta8,6525,2753,2494,3496,708 (78 %)
    Phylum Glaucophyta15441415 (100 %)
    Phylum Marchantiophyta240011 (4 %)
    Phylum Plantae incertae sedis345865918215 (62 %)
    Phylum Pteridophyta30003 (100 %)
    Phylum Rhodophyta20,16715,9478,17337318,450 (91 %)
    Phylum Tracheophyta1,036434313394230 (22 %)
  Kingdom Fungi3,5632,0391,673673,540 (99 %)
    Phylum Ascomycota2,5741,5211,202242,562 (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 Chromista98,58160,75324,2086,28837,320 (38 %)
    Phylum Bigyra1861028339166 (89 %)
    Phylum Cercozoa5233012476468 (89 %)
    Phylum Ciliophora4,9383,8142,6853383,759 (76 %)
    Phylum Cryptophyta32524318462250 (77 %)
    Phylum Foraminifera17,50413,6068,943117,504 (100 %)
    Phylum Haptophyta91954236914816 (89 %)
    Phylum Heliozoa24101009 (38 %)
    Phylum Myzozoa6,2794,8483,2363194,697 (75 %)
    Phylum Ochrophyta66,71436,5997,9405,5078,805 (13 %)
    Phylum Oomycota13366481128 (96 %)
    Phylum Radiozoa9806074490678 (69 %)
  Kingdom Archaea23411811810 (0 %)
    Phylum Crenarchaeota48191900 (0 %)
    Phylum Euryarchaeota173979710 (0 %)
    Phylum Thaumarchaeota92200 (0 %)
  Kingdom Viruses68611011020571 (83 %)
  Kingdom Biota incertae sedis37101006 (16 %)



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Citations (Google scholar)

Citations for "World Register of Marine Species":

4,370


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