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Number of records in Porifera.
  • 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.


  all taxa
[M, nF]
   all species
[M, nF]
   acc. species
[M, nF]
   acc. species
[nM, nF]
   checked taxa
[M, nF]
  Phylum Porifera 22 51618 895 8 878225 22 515 (100 %)
    Class Calcarea 1 7001 429 7390 1 700 (100 %)
    Class Demospongiae 19 09816 223 7 396225 19 097 (100 %)
    Class Hexactinellida 1 5361 102 6330 1 536 (100 %)
    Class Homoscleromorpha 171140 1090 171 (100 %)
    Class Porifera incertae sedis 21 10 2 (100 %)
  Phylum Cnidaria 3731 20 37 (100 %)
    Class Anthozoa 3631 20 36 (100 %)

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Discovery rate



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Discovery statistics

Authors describing most species during last decade



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Discovery statistics

Citations (Google scholar)

Citations for "World Porifera database":

637


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