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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]
Biota551,357443,437239,74141,080518,500 (94 %)
  Kingdom Animalia456,136375,919195,24420,470441,894 (97 %)
    Phylum Acanthocephala7265764741726 (100 %)
    Phylum Annelida26,38022,28712,9162725,880 (98 %)
    Phylum Arthropoda102,48683,54055,72812,253100,466 (98 %)
    Phylum Brachiopoda91766541900 (0 %)
    Phylum Bryozoa8,9667,2996,139738,840 (99 %)
    Phylum Cephalorhyncha4854122360445 (92 %)
    Phylum Chaetognatha3552911310355 (100 %)
    Phylum Chordata70,76258,45422,26654369,932 (99 %)
    Phylum Cnidaria25,67121,50411,4431124,849 (97 %)
    Phylum Ctenophora4252771970421 (99 %)
    Phylum Cycliophora62206 (100 %)
    Phylum Dicyemida1511341220144 (95 %)
    Phylum Echinodermata21,38717,2467,274321,380 (100 %)
    Phylum Entoprocta2382181802237 (100 %)
    Phylum Gastrotricha760646497327759 (100 %)
    Phylum Gnathostomulida1551131010155 (100 %)
    Phylum Hemichordata2011561300197 (98 %)
    Phylum Mollusca132,432110,45946,3742,787125,030 (94 %)
    Phylum Nematoda10,4378,6436,8406039,473 (91 %)
    Phylum Nematomorpha125507 (58 %)
    Phylum Nemertea3,2902,6951,36143,115 (95 %)
    Phylum Orthonectida514025042 (82 %)
    Phylum Phoronida57491100 (0 %)
    Phylum Placozoa63106 (100 %)
    Phylum Platyhelminthes24,83919,59412,8562,72224,783 (100 %)
    Phylum Porifera21,45418,0508,52422321,453 (100 %)
    Phylum Rotifera33520918740334 (100 %)
    Phylum Sipuncula1,6501,28314701,635 (99 %)
    Phylum Tardigrada536363202848287 (54 %)
    Phylum Xenacoelomorpha9037064563899 (100 %)
  Kingdom Plantae30,60821,69611,69210,43025,961 (85 %)
    Phylum Charophyta6362151415,793464 (73 %)
    Phylum Chlorophyta8,3394,9582,9384,0706,596 (79 %)
    Phylum Glaucophyta12111412 (100 %)
    Phylum Marchantiophyta60011 (17 %)
    Phylum Plantae incertae sedis31737815224 (71 %)
    Phylum Pteridophyta74171699 (12 %)
    Phylum Rhodophyta20,12615,9138,15336118,413 (91 %)
    Phylum Tracheophyta1,079555435167229 (21 %)
  Kingdom Fungi2,9351,7231,367642,756 (94 %)
    Phylum Ascomycota2,1051,288980232,016 (96 %)
    Phylum Basidiomycota199585626167 (84 %)
    Phylum Chytridiomycota884738161 (69 %)
    Phylum Microsporidia44130526913440 (100 %)
    Phylum Zygomycota421818040 (95 %)
  Kingdom Protozoa1,8607415784921,146 (62 %)
    Phylum Amoebozoa4091361171183 (45 %)
    Phylum Apusozoa1542015 (100 %)
    Phylum Choanozoa31921417316265 (83 %)
    Phylum Euglenozoa427261192462325 (76 %)
    Phylum Loukozoa1122011 (100 %)
    Phylum Metamonada521512229 (56 %)
    Phylum Percolozoa421715033 (79 %)
    Phylum Picozoa61102 (33 %)
  Kingdom Bacteria4,8062,4612,0273,3381,820 (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 Cyanobacteria1,9531,1747493,3321,802 (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 Proteobacteria1,50278577716 (0 %)
    Phylum Spirochaetes101100 (0 %)
    Phylum Synergistetes123300 (0 %)
    Phylum Tenericutes193200 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermodesulfobacteria72200 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermotogae23131300 (0 %)
    Phylum Verrucomicrobia46252500 (0 %)
  Kingdom Chromista54,05040,66728,6036,26644,808 (83 %)
    Phylum Bigyra1871038439166 (89 %)
    Phylum Cercozoa4782652207424 (89 %)
    Phylum Ciliophora4,9063,7892,6683363,730 (76 %)
    Phylum Cryptophyta2291459253210 (92 %)
    Phylum Foraminifera16,71812,9698,987116,718 (100 %)
    Phylum Haptophyta92653936614824 (89 %)
    Phylum Heliozoa24101009 (38 %)
    Phylum Myzozoa6,0704,6753,0952934,597 (76 %)
    Phylum Ochrophyta23,37417,51712,6015,52217,293 (74 %)
    Phylum Oomycota12964461124 (96 %)
    Phylum Radiozoa9615894330672 (70 %)
  Kingdom Archaea23511911900 (0 %)
    Phylum Crenarchaeota48191900 (0 %)
    Phylum Euryarchaeota174989800 (0 %)
    Phylum Thaumarchaeota92200 (0 %)
  Kingdom Viruses68711011020105 (15 %)
  Kingdom Biota incertae sedis291106 (21 %)



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Citations (Google scholar)

Citations for "World Register of Marine Species": 3,782

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