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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]
Biota523,529419,622228,68124,085496,328 (95 %)
  Kingdom Animalia443,255365,418195,64716,285426,511 (96 %)
    Phylum Acanthocephala6965484500696 (100 %)
    Phylum Annelida25,63021,63612,6492325,149 (98 %)
    Phylum Arthropoda105,07086,02957,84010,290102,849 (98 %)
    Phylum Brachiopoda6944633970694 (100 %)
    Phylum Bryozoa8,7437,1066,11918,586 (98 %)
    Phylum Cephalorhyncha4914142380452 (92 %)
    Phylum Chaetognatha3472861310347 (100 %)
    Phylum Chordata70,66658,41022,26949369,165 (98 %)
    Phylum Cnidaria21,45618,04810,796520,781 (97 %)
    Phylum Ctenophora3572311870353 (99 %)
    Phylum Cycliophora62206 (100 %)
    Phylum Dicyemida1511341220144 (95 %)
    Phylum Echinodermata21,26317,1567,296421,256 (100 %)
    Phylum Echiura2962341970207 (70 %)
    Phylum Entoprocta2292101750224 (98 %)
    Phylum Gastrotricha755642493326754 (100 %)
    Phylum Gnathostomulida152110980152 (100 %)
    Phylum Hemichordata2011561300197 (98 %)
    Phylum Mollusca122,931102,17745,4031,174113,786 (93 %)
    Phylum Myxozoa6375634730255 (40 %)
    Phylum Nematoda10,1548,4207,166158,910 (88 %)
    Phylum Nemertea3,2692,6781,35903,081 (94 %)
    Phylum Orthonectida514025042 (82 %)
    Phylum Phoronida363217036 (100 %)
    Phylum Placozoa63106 (100 %)
    Phylum Platyhelminthes24,50919,45112,2882,83624,407 (100 %)
    Phylum Porifera21,06617,7388,38822221,065 (100 %)
    Phylum Rotifera33420818640333 (100 %)
    Phylum Sipuncula1,6511,28414701,636 (99 %)
    Phylum Tardigrada47333117084972 (15 %)
    Phylum Xenacoelomorpha8686764337847 (98 %)
  Kingdom Plantae26,38918,5198,8014,96124,733 (94 %)
    Phylum Charophyta6182281372,733596 (96 %)
    Phylum Chlorophyta6,4633,7901,8111,7226,114 (95 %)
    Phylum Glaucophyta12111412 (100 %)
    Phylum Marchantiophyta60011 (17 %)
    Phylum Plantae incertae sedis3122930219 (70 %)
    Phylum Pteridophyta74171699 (12 %)
    Phylum Rhodophyta17,82013,9096,40031517,545 (98 %)
    Phylum Tracheophyta1,065545433167224 (21 %)
  Kingdom Fungi2,9171,7181,363532,738 (94 %)
    Phylum Ascomycota2,0791,273967231,990 (96 %)
    Phylum Basidiomycota199585626167 (84 %)
    Phylum Chytridiomycota884738161 (69 %)
    Phylum Microsporidia4513152793450 (100 %)
    Phylum Zygomycota421818040 (95 %)
  Kingdom Protozoa1,933801623431,208 (62 %)
    Phylum Amoebozoa4141381190185 (45 %)
    Phylum Apusozoa1431014 (100 %)
    Phylum Choanozoa3172141726266 (84 %)
    Phylum Euglenozoa49031423132389 (79 %)
    Phylum Loukozoa1122011 (100 %)
    Phylum Metamonada541714031 (57 %)
    Phylum Percolozoa421715031 (74 %)
    Phylum Picozoa51100 (0 %)
  Kingdom Bacteria4,3332,0691,7162171,329 (31 %)
    Phylum Acidobacteria91100 (0 %)
    Phylum Actinobacteria266727210 (0 %)
    Phylum Aquificae28151500 (0 %)
    Phylum Bacteria incertae sedis3122211 (35 %)
    Phylum Bacteroidetes42423523500 (0 %)
    Phylum Caldiserica51100 (0 %)
    Phylum Chlamydiae80000 (0 %)
    Phylum Chlorobi168801 (6 %)
    Phylum Chloroflexi374400 (0 %)
    Phylum Cyanobacteria1,4867884432141,311 (88 %)
    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 Chromista43,74030,86720,3012,50839,763 (91 %)
    Phylum Bigyra189106850166 (88 %)
    Phylum Cercozoa3701941641194 (52 %)
    Phylum Ciliophora3,9893,0302,67873,852 (97 %)
    Phylum Cryptophyta2281489119205 (90 %)
    Phylum Foraminifera16,04712,4188,713116,047 (100 %)
    Phylum Haptophyta7894142727694 (88 %)
    Phylum Heliozoa24101009 (38 %)
    Phylum Myzozoa5,5864,2662,801993,692 (66 %)
    Phylum Ochrophyta15,4009,6345,0122,37414,074 (91 %)
    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": 2,274
Cited publications: 20
H-Index: 24
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