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Porifera Statistics

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.
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 all taxa
[M, nF]
   all species
[M, nF]
   acc. species
[M, nF]
   acc. species
[nM, nF]
   checked taxa
[M, nF]
  Phylum Porifera22,05718,5128,75222322,056 (100 %)
    Class Calcarea1,6511,38272001,651 (100 %)
    Class Demospongiae18,71915,9127,30622318,718 (100 %)
    Class Hexactinellida1,5131,08362101,513 (100 %)
    Class Homoscleromorpha1641341040164 (100 %)
    Class Porifera incertae sedis21102 (100 %)



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Authors describing most species during last decade for 

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Citations (Google scholar)

Citations for "World Porifera database": 856

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