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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]
Biota549,496442,184240,09240,781516,096 (94 %)
  Kingdom Animalia454,381374,764195,65220,173439,558 (97 %)
    Phylum Acanthocephala7265764741726 (100 %)
    Phylum Annelida26,32822,23912,9132725,814 (98 %)
    Phylum Arthropoda104,07285,19857,03212,015102,001 (98 %)
    Phylum Brachiopoda91766541900 (0 %)
    Phylum Bryozoa8,8867,2296,122738,756 (99 %)
    Phylum Cephalorhyncha4854122360445 (92 %)
    Phylum Chaetognatha3552911310355 (100 %)
    Phylum Chordata70,74258,43722,25453669,912 (99 %)
    Phylum Cnidaria25,53721,38711,417624,686 (97 %)
    Phylum Ctenophora4252771970421 (99 %)
    Phylum Cycliophora62206 (100 %)
    Phylum Dicyemida1511341220144 (95 %)
    Phylum Echinodermata21,37017,2367,272321,363 (100 %)
    Phylum Entoprocta2382181802236 (99 %)
    Phylum Gastrotricha760646497327759 (100 %)
    Phylum Gnathostomulida1551131010155 (100 %)
    Phylum Hemichordata2011561300197 (98 %)
    Phylum Mollusca129,556107,89745,8122,716121,751 (94 %)
    Phylum Nematoda10,7368,9447,1672719,750 (91 %)
    Phylum Nematomorpha125507 (58 %)
    Phylum Nemertea3,2802,6861,35843,103 (95 %)
    Phylum Orthonectida514025042 (82 %)
    Phylum Phoronida57491100 (0 %)
    Phylum Placozoa63106 (100 %)
    Phylum Platyhelminthes24,47719,38812,2873,07424,383 (100 %)
    Phylum Porifera21,39718,0018,51422321,396 (100 %)
    Phylum Rotifera33520918740334 (100 %)
    Phylum Sipuncula1,6501,28314701,635 (99 %)
    Phylum Tardigrada532361200848281 (53 %)
    Phylum Xenacoelomorpha8726804377853 (98 %)
  Kingdom Plantae30,60521,69311,68910,43025,959 (85 %)
    Phylum Charophyta6362151415,793464 (73 %)
    Phylum Chlorophyta8,3384,9572,9374,0706,595 (79 %)
    Phylum Glaucophyta12111412 (100 %)
    Phylum Marchantiophyta60011 (17 %)
    Phylum Plantae incertae sedis31737815224 (71 %)
    Phylum Pteridophyta74171699 (12 %)
    Phylum Rhodophyta20,12515,9128,15236118,412 (91 %)
    Phylum Tracheophyta1,078554434167229 (21 %)
  Kingdom Fungi2,9311,7211,366642,752 (94 %)
    Phylum Ascomycota2,1011,286979232,012 (96 %)
    Phylum Basidiomycota199585626167 (84 %)
    Phylum Chytridiomycota884738161 (69 %)
    Phylum Microsporidia44130526913440 (100 %)
    Phylum Zygomycota421818040 (95 %)
  Kingdom Protozoa1,8597405774921,146 (62 %)
    Phylum Amoebozoa4091361171183 (45 %)
    Phylum Apusozoa1542015 (100 %)
    Phylum Choanozoa31821317216265 (83 %)
    Phylum Euglenozoa427261192462325 (76 %)
    Phylum Loukozoa1122011 (100 %)
    Phylum Metamonada521512229 (56 %)
    Phylum Percolozoa421715033 (79 %)
    Phylum Picozoa61102 (33 %)
  Kingdom Bacteria4,8002,4562,0233,3381,820 (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 Proteobacteria1,49678077216 (0 %)
    Phylum Spirochaetes101100 (0 %)
    Phylum Synergistetes123300 (0 %)
    Phylum Tenericutes193300 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermodesulfobacteria72200 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermotogae23131300 (0 %)
    Phylum Verrucomicrobia46252500 (0 %)
  Kingdom Chromista53,95840,58028,5556,26444,746 (83 %)
    Phylum Bigyra1871038439166 (89 %)
    Phylum Cercozoa4592462168406 (88 %)
    Phylum Ciliophora4,8993,7852,6703363,729 (76 %)
    Phylum Cryptophyta2291459253210 (92 %)
    Phylum Foraminifera16,72212,9738,991116,722 (100 %)
    Phylum Haptophyta92753936614825 (89 %)
    Phylum Heliozoa24101009 (38 %)
    Phylum Myzozoa6,0054,6113,0472934,553 (76 %)
    Phylum Ochrophyta23,36817,51312,5995,51917,289 (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": 3,449

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