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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]
Biota537,232430,073230,35840,350509,502 (95 %)
  Kingdom Animalia451,375372,137195,03519,749436,114 (97 %)
    Phylum Acanthocephala7155674691715 (100 %)
    Phylum Annelida26,26322,17412,9132625,720 (98 %)
    Phylum Arthropoda103,55484,73556,75811,908101,503 (98 %)
    Phylum Brachiopoda91666441900 (0 %)
    Phylum Bryozoa8,9467,2896,19118,815 (99 %)
    Phylum Cephalorhyncha4914142380452 (92 %)
    Phylum Chaetognatha3472861310347 (100 %)
    Phylum Chordata70,70858,40822,25353069,873 (99 %)
    Phylum Cnidaria25,31521,18911,407624,456 (97 %)
    Phylum Ctenophora4252771970421 (99 %)
    Phylum Cycliophora62206 (100 %)
    Phylum Dicyemida1511341220144 (95 %)
    Phylum Echinodermata21,35317,2277,266321,346 (100 %)
    Phylum Entoprocta2372181802233 (98 %)
    Phylum Gastrotricha760646497327759 (100 %)
    Phylum Gnathostomulida152110980152 (100 %)
    Phylum Hemichordata2011561300197 (98 %)
    Phylum Mollusca127,764106,32745,5172,631119,698 (94 %)
    Phylum Nematoda10,4888,7267,1241219,377 (89 %)
    Phylum Nemertea3,2712,6811,36703,085 (94 %)
    Phylum Orthonectida514025042 (82 %)
    Phylum Phoronida57491100 (0 %)
    Phylum Placozoa63106 (100 %)
    Phylum Platyhelminthes24,41219,33612,2643,07424,317 (100 %)
    Phylum Porifera21,33717,9468,48422321,336 (100 %)
    Phylum Rotifera33520918740334 (100 %)
    Phylum Sipuncula1,6501,28314701,635 (99 %)
    Phylum Tardigrada523359198849251 (48 %)
    Phylum Xenacoelomorpha8726804377853 (98 %)
  Kingdom Plantae28,49319,5829,69010,43025,465 (89 %)
    Phylum Charophyta6362151415,793464 (73 %)
    Phylum Chlorophyta7,5804,1992,2384,0706,373 (84 %)
    Phylum Glaucophyta12111412 (100 %)
    Phylum Marchantiophyta60011 (17 %)
    Phylum Plantae incertae sedis31737815224 (71 %)
    Phylum Pteridophyta74171699 (12 %)
    Phylum Rhodophyta18,77114,5596,85236118,140 (97 %)
    Phylum Tracheophyta1,078554434167229 (21 %)
  Kingdom Fungi2,9321,7221,367632,753 (94 %)
    Phylum Ascomycota2,1011,286979232,012 (96 %)
    Phylum Basidiomycota199585626167 (84 %)
    Phylum Chytridiomycota884738161 (69 %)
    Phylum Microsporidia44230627012441 (100 %)
    Phylum Zygomycota421818040 (95 %)
  Kingdom Protozoa1,8777505884921,154 (61 %)
    Phylum Amoebozoa4111371181184 (45 %)
    Phylum Apusozoa1542015 (100 %)
    Phylum Choanozoa31821317216265 (83 %)
    Phylum Euglenozoa427261192462325 (76 %)
    Phylum Loukozoa1122011 (100 %)
    Phylum Metamonada521512229 (56 %)
    Phylum Percolozoa421715033 (79 %)
    Phylum Picozoa61102 (33 %)
  Kingdom Bacteria4,8012,4552,0233,3381,820 (38 %)
    Phylum Acidobacteria91100 (0 %)
    Phylum Actinobacteria267737310 (0 %)
    Phylum Aquificae28151500 (0 %)
    Phylum Bacteria incertae sedis3122311 (35 %)
    Phylum Bacteroidetes42423523500 (0 %)
    Phylum Caldiserica51100 (0 %)
    Phylum Chlamydiae80000 (0 %)
    Phylum Chlorobi168811 (6 %)
    Phylum Chloroflexi374400 (0 %)
    Phylum Cyanobacteria1,9531,1737493,3321,802 (92 %)
    Phylum Deferribacteres125500 (0 %)
    Phylum Deinococcus-Thermus174400 (0 %)
    Phylum Elusimicrobia40000 (0 %)
    Phylum Fibrobacteres40000 (0 %)
    Phylum Firmicutes296969600 (0 %)
    Phylum Fusobacteria154400 (0 %)
    Phylum Gemmatimonadetes40000 (0 %)
    Phylum Lentisphaerae41100 (0 %)
    Phylum Nitrospirae71100 (0 %)
    Phylum Planctomycetes185500 (0 %)
    Phylum Proteobacteria1,49778077216 (0 %)
    Phylum Spirochaetes101100 (0 %)
    Phylum Synergistetes123300 (0 %)
    Phylum Tenericutes193300 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermodesulfobacteria72200 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermotogae23131300 (0 %)
    Phylum Verrucomicrobia46252500 (0 %)
  Kingdom Chromista46,79233,19721,4256,25842,082 (90 %)
    Phylum Bigyra1861028333165 (89 %)
    Phylum Cercozoa3741941645201 (54 %)
    Phylum Ciliophora4,8963,7822,6683363,728 (76 %)
    Phylum Cryptophyta2291459253210 (92 %)
    Phylum Foraminifera16,72112,9738,991116,721 (100 %)
    Phylum Haptophyta92753936614825 (89 %)
    Phylum Heliozoa24101009 (38 %)
    Phylum Myzozoa6,0054,6113,0472934,553 (76 %)
    Phylum Ochrophyta16,29510,1875,5255,52214,833 (91 %)
    Phylum Oomycota12964461124 (96 %)
    Phylum Radiozoa9585884320672 (70 %)
  Kingdom Archaea23511911900 (0 %)
    Phylum Crenarchaeota48191900 (0 %)
    Phylum Euryarchaeota174989800 (0 %)
    Phylum Thaumarchaeota92200 (0 %)
  Kingdom Viruses68711011020104 (15 %)
  Kingdom Biota incertae sedis291106 (21 %)



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Citations (Google scholar)

Citations for "World Register of Marine Species": 3,221

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