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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]
Biota530,016423,983230,43737,570503,165 (95 %)
  Kingdom Animalia445,280366,965195,19617,284429,908 (97 %)
    Phylum Acanthocephala7145664681714 (100 %)
    Phylum Annelida25,66321,66612,6262425,192 (98 %)
    Phylum Arthropoda105,04285,96157,69310,541102,879 (98 %)
    Phylum Brachiopoda6944633950694 (100 %)
    Phylum Bryozoa8,7837,1416,14618,644 (98 %)
    Phylum Cephalorhyncha4914142380452 (92 %)
    Phylum Chaetognatha3472861310347 (100 %)
    Phylum Chordata70,68558,39122,23851469,850 (99 %)
    Phylum Cnidaria21,69118,24910,823521,016 (97 %)
    Phylum Ctenophora4202721920416 (99 %)
    Phylum Cycliophora62206 (100 %)
    Phylum Dicyemida1511341220144 (95 %)
    Phylum Echinodermata21,32117,2017,246321,314 (100 %)
    Phylum Echiura2962341970207 (70 %)
    Phylum Entoprocta2322131762228 (98 %)
    Phylum Gastrotricha756643494326755 (100 %)
    Phylum Gnathostomulida152110980152 (100 %)
    Phylum Hemichordata2011561300197 (98 %)
    Phylum Mollusca124,123103,13145,0531,859115,460 (93 %)
    Phylum Myxozoa6375634730255 (40 %)
    Phylum Nematoda10,3128,5677,145309,107 (88 %)
    Phylum Nemertea3,2682,6781,35903,080 (94 %)
    Phylum Orthonectida514025042 (82 %)
    Phylum Phoronida363217036 (100 %)
    Phylum Placozoa63106 (100 %)
    Phylum Platyhelminthes24,59219,52412,3282,85924,491 (100 %)
    Phylum Porifera21,17317,8008,41822321,172 (100 %)
    Phylum Rotifera33520918740334 (100 %)
    Phylum Sipuncula1,6511,28414701,636 (99 %)
    Phylum Tardigrada516354193849212 (41 %)
    Phylum Xenacoelomorpha8686764337847 (98 %)
  Kingdom Plantae28,48719,5809,69910,43525,468 (89 %)
    Phylum Charophyta6362151415,797464 (73 %)
    Phylum Chlorophyta7,5854,2042,2434,0716,376 (84 %)
    Phylum Glaucophyta12111412 (100 %)
    Phylum Marchantiophyta60011 (17 %)
    Phylum Plantae incertae sedis31837815225 (71 %)
    Phylum Pteridophyta74171699 (12 %)
    Phylum Rhodophyta18,76814,5576,85736118,139 (97 %)
    Phylum Tracheophyta1,069549433167229 (21 %)
  Kingdom Fungi2,9121,7101,356632,733 (94 %)
    Phylum Ascomycota2,0811,274968231,992 (96 %)
    Phylum Basidiomycota199585626167 (84 %)
    Phylum Chytridiomycota884738161 (69 %)
    Phylum Microsporidia44230627012441 (100 %)
    Phylum Zygomycota421818040 (95 %)
  Kingdom Protozoa1,8797505884931,154 (61 %)
    Phylum Amoebozoa4141381191185 (45 %)
    Phylum Apusozoa1542015 (100 %)
    Phylum Choanozoa31821317216265 (83 %)
    Phylum Euglenozoa426260191463324 (76 %)
    Phylum Loukozoa1122011 (100 %)
    Phylum Metamonada521512229 (56 %)
    Phylum Percolozoa421715033 (79 %)
    Phylum Picozoa61102 (33 %)
  Kingdom Bacteria4,7982,4522,0203,3391,821 (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 Cyanobacteria1,9521,1727483,3331,803 (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 Proteobacteria1,49677977116 (0 %)
    Phylum Spirochaetes101100 (0 %)
    Phylum Synergistetes123300 (0 %)
    Phylum Tenericutes193300 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermodesulfobacteria72200 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermotogae23131300 (0 %)
    Phylum Verrucomicrobia46252500 (0 %)
  Kingdom Chromista45,69732,29521,3465,93842,034 (92 %)
    Phylum Bigyra1861028333165 (89 %)
    Phylum Cercozoa3741941645201 (54 %)
    Phylum Ciliophora3,9883,0292,67793,851 (97 %)
    Phylum Cryptophyta2291459253210 (92 %)
    Phylum Foraminifera16,56312,8348,900116,563 (100 %)
    Phylum Haptophyta92753936614825 (89 %)
    Phylum Heliozoa24101009 (38 %)
    Phylum Myzozoa6,0074,6153,0542944,556 (76 %)
    Phylum Ochrophyta16,27910,1805,5255,52814,822 (91 %)
    Phylum Oomycota12663451121 (96 %)
    Phylum Radiozoa9465824290670 (71 %)
  Kingdom Archaea23511911900 (0 %)
    Phylum Crenarchaeota48191900 (0 %)
    Phylum Euryarchaeota174989800 (0 %)
    Phylum Thaumarchaeota92200 (0 %)
  Kingdom Viruses6881111111838 (6 %)
  Kingdom Biota incertae sedis291106 (21 %)



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Citations (Google scholar)

Citations for "World Register of Marine Species": 2,584
Cited publications: 20
H-Index: 32
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