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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.
  • Species: number of non-marine [nM] species (sum of accepted and synonyms) 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]
   checked taxa
[M, nF]
Biota527,122421,401229,37034,096500,911 (95 %)
  Kingdom Animalia443,900365,857195,18916,989428,079 (96 %)
    Phylum Acanthocephala7035554571703 (100 %)
    Phylum Annelida25,64621,64912,6372425,169 (98 %)
    Phylum Arthropoda105,13586,08257,85610,321102,928 (98 %)
    Phylum Brachiopoda6944633970694 (100 %)
    Phylum Bryozoa8,7617,1226,13318,605 (98 %)
    Phylum Cephalorhyncha4914142380452 (92 %)
    Phylum Chaetognatha3472861310347 (100 %)
    Phylum Chordata70,68558,39122,23851469,850 (99 %)
    Phylum Cnidaria21,64918,21910,817520,975 (97 %)
    Phylum Ctenophora3572311870353 (99 %)
    Phylum Cycliophora62206 (100 %)
    Phylum Dicyemida1511341220144 (95 %)
    Phylum Echinodermata21,27317,1627,299421,266 (100 %)
    Phylum Echiura2962341970207 (70 %)
    Phylum Entoprocta2302111760225 (98 %)
    Phylum Gastrotricha756643494326755 (100 %)
    Phylum Gnathostomulida152110980152 (100 %)
    Phylum Hemichordata2011561300197 (98 %)
    Phylum Mollusca122,957102,13744,8931,788113,919 (93 %)
    Phylum Myxozoa6375634730255 (40 %)
    Phylum Nematoda10,3008,5567,137289,088 (88 %)
    Phylum Nemertea3,2692,6781,35903,081 (94 %)
    Phylum Orthonectida514025042 (82 %)
    Phylum Phoronida363217036 (100 %)
    Phylum Placozoa63106 (100 %)
    Phylum Platyhelminthes24,54719,48412,3032,85824,446 (100 %)
    Phylum Porifera21,12817,7768,41122321,127 (100 %)
    Phylum Rotifera33420818640333 (100 %)
    Phylum Sipuncula1,6511,28414701,636 (99 %)
    Phylum Tardigrada516354193849212 (41 %)
    Phylum Xenacoelomorpha8686764337847 (98 %)
  Kingdom Plantae27,50518,9249,1347,89925,861 (94 %)
    Phylum Charophyta683135433,793662 (97 %)
    Phylum Chlorophyta7,0943,9071,9133,5256,757 (95 %)
    Phylum Glaucophyta12111412 (100 %)
    Phylum Marchantiophyta60011 (17 %)
    Phylum Plantae incertae sedis3163379223 (71 %)
    Phylum Pteridophyta74171699 (12 %)
    Phylum Rhodophyta18,23214,2826,72138117,956 (98 %)
    Phylum Tracheophyta1,069549433167228 (21 %)
  Kingdom Fungi2,9121,7101,355622,733 (94 %)
    Phylum Ascomycota2,0811,274968231,992 (96 %)
    Phylum Basidiomycota199585626167 (84 %)
    Phylum Chytridiomycota884738161 (69 %)
    Phylum Microsporidia44230627012441 (100 %)
    Phylum Zygomycota421818040 (95 %)
  Kingdom Protozoa2,0487415634461,326 (65 %)
    Phylum Amoebozoa4141381190185 (45 %)
    Phylum Apusozoa1542015 (100 %)
    Phylum Choanozoa31921417215268 (84 %)
    Phylum Euglenozoa594250167420496 (84 %)
    Phylum Loukozoa1122011 (100 %)
    Phylum Metamonada521512229 (56 %)
    Phylum Percolozoa421715031 (74 %)
    Phylum Picozoa61101 (17 %)
  Kingdom Bacteria4,8272,3631,9812,9871,836 (38 %)
    Phylum Acidobacteria91100 (0 %)
    Phylum Actinobacteria266727210 (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 Cyanobacteria1,9801,0827082,9821,818 (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 Proteobacteria1,49778077206 (0 %)
    Phylum Spirochaetes101100 (0 %)
    Phylum Synergistetes123300 (0 %)
    Phylum Tenericutes193300 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermodesulfobacteria72200 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermotogae23131300 (0 %)
    Phylum Verrucomicrobia46252500 (0 %)
  Kingdom Chromista44,96831,57620,9185,69541,030 (91 %)
    Phylum Bigyra1911038232169 (88 %)
    Phylum Cercozoa3741941634199 (53 %)
    Phylum Ciliophora3,9883,0292,67793,851 (97 %)
    Phylum Cryptophyta2291479050207 (90 %)
    Phylum Foraminifera16,05612,4188,713116,056 (100 %)
    Phylum Haptophyta88850435314793 (89 %)
    Phylum Heliozoa24101009 (38 %)
    Phylum Myzozoa5,9454,5743,0582624,055 (68 %)
    Phylum Ochrophyta16,1539,9505,2975,32314,859 (92 %)
    Phylum Oomycota12663450121 (96 %)
    Phylum Radiozoa9465824290670 (71 %)
  Kingdom Archaea23511911900 (0 %)
    Phylum Crenarchaeota48191900 (0 %)
    Phylum Euryarchaeota174989800 (0 %)
    Phylum Thaumarchaeota92200 (0 %)
  Kingdom Viruses6881111111838 (6 %)
  Kingdom Biota incertae sedis280005 (18 %)



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Citations (Google scholar)

Citations for "World Register of Marine Species": 2,346
Cited publications: 20
H-Index: 27
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