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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]
Biota558,604450,674244,97639,579524,919 (94 %)
  Kingdom Animalia461,346381,259198,60618,516447,532 (97 %)
    Phylum Acanthocephala7265764741726 (100 %)
    Phylum Annelida26,50922,41212,9632826,038 (98 %)
    Phylum Arthropoda107,85788,56759,01510,018105,948 (98 %)
    Phylum Brachiopoda91766541900 (0 %)
    Phylum Bryozoa9,0077,3386,155738,885 (99 %)
    Phylum Cephalorhyncha4854122360445 (92 %)
    Phylum Chaetognatha3552911310355 (100 %)
    Phylum Chordata70,78558,47422,27154369,955 (99 %)
    Phylum Cnidaria25,75821,58611,4831224,938 (97 %)
    Phylum Ctenophora4252771970421 (99 %)
    Phylum Cycliophora62206 (100 %)
    Phylum Dicyemida1511341220144 (95 %)
    Phylum Echinodermata21,39317,2537,274321,386 (100 %)
    Phylum Entoprocta2412191812240 (100 %)
    Phylum Gastrotricha760646497327759 (100 %)
    Phylum Gnathostomulida1551131010155 (100 %)
    Phylum Hemichordata2011561300197 (98 %)
    Phylum Mollusca131,867110,40146,3553,106124,716 (95 %)
    Phylum Nematoda10,4528,6576,8366039,506 (91 %)
    Phylum Nematomorpha125507 (58 %)
    Phylum Nemertea3,2912,6961,36243,116 (95 %)
    Phylum Orthonectida514025042 (82 %)
    Phylum Phoronida57491100 (0 %)
    Phylum Placozoa63106 (100 %)
    Phylum Platyhelminthes24,86019,61712,8282,64524,804 (100 %)
    Phylum Porifera21,51918,1018,53922321,518 (100 %)
    Phylum Rotifera34421218678343 (100 %)
    Phylum Sipuncula1,6501,28314701,635 (99 %)
    Phylum Tardigrada540367205848302 (56 %)
    Phylum Xenacoelomorpha9037074552900 (100 %)
  Kingdom Plantae30,89921,83911,83610,78426,044 (84 %)
    Phylum Anthocerotophyta100000 (0 %)
    Phylum Bryophyta9011111111 (12 %)
    Phylum Charophyta7273022285,796463 (64 %)
    Phylum Chlorophyta8,4505,0663,0464,2696,643 (79 %)
    Phylum Glaucophyta15441415 (100 %)
    Phylum Marchantiophyta240011 (4 %)
    Phylum Plantae incertae sedis363875815231 (64 %)
    Phylum Pteridophyta30003 (100 %)
    Phylum Rhodophyta20,14715,9378,17837318,431 (91 %)
    Phylum Tracheophyta1,047432311305230 (22 %)
  Kingdom Fungi2,9321,7241,368662,756 (94 %)
    Phylum Ascomycota2,1011,287979242,014 (96 %)
    Phylum Basidiomycota199585626167 (84 %)
    Phylum Chytridiomycota904940263 (70 %)
    Phylum Microsporidia44130526913440 (100 %)
    Phylum Zygomycota421818040 (95 %)
  Kingdom Protozoa3,2162,1101,9464991,729 (54 %)
    Phylum Amoebozoa4031301117183 (45 %)
    Phylum Apusozoa1542015 (100 %)
    Phylum Choanozoa31721617517262 (83 %)
    Phylum Euglenozoa1,6271,4601,391462908 (56 %)
    Phylum Loukozoa1122011 (100 %)
    Phylum Metamonada713431229 (41 %)
    Phylum Percolozoa522725037 (71 %)
    Phylum Picozoa61102 (33 %)
  Kingdom Bacteria4,8362,5092,0753,4071,829 (38 %)
    Phylum Acidobacteria91100 (0 %)
    Phylum Actinobacteria267747410 (0 %)
    Phylum Aquificae28151500 (0 %)
    Phylum Bacteria incertae sedis36773511 (31 %)
    Phylum Bacteroidetes42623623600 (0 %)
    Phylum Caldiserica51100 (0 %)
    Phylum Chlamydiae80000 (0 %)
    Phylum Chlorobi179921 (6 %)
    Phylum Chloroflexi374400 (0 %)
    Phylum Cyanobacteria1,9591,1897643,3651,811 (92 %)
    Phylum Deferribacteres125500 (0 %)
    Phylum Deinococcus-Thermus174400 (0 %)
    Phylum Elusimicrobia40000 (0 %)
    Phylum Fibrobacteres40000 (0 %)
    Phylum Firmicutes297999920 (0 %)
    Phylum Fusobacteria26151500 (0 %)
    Phylum Gemmatimonadetes40000 (0 %)
    Phylum Lentisphaerae41100 (0 %)
    Phylum Nitrospirae71100 (0 %)
    Phylum Planctomycetes185500 (0 %)
    Phylum Proteobacteria1,50679678826 (0 %)
    Phylum Spirochaetes101100 (0 %)
    Phylum Synergistetes123300 (0 %)
    Phylum Tenericutes193200 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermodesulfobacteria72200 (0 %)
    Phylum Thermotogae23131300 (0 %)
    Phylum Verrucomicrobia46252500 (0 %)
  Kingdom Chromista54,40740,99528,9076,28644,909 (83 %)
    Phylum Bigyra1841018239163 (89 %)
    Phylum Cercozoa4802692246425 (89 %)
    Phylum Ciliophora4,9103,7932,6683383,732 (76 %)
    Phylum Cryptophyta2311479451212 (92 %)
    Phylum Foraminifera16,71812,9728,990116,718 (100 %)
    Phylum Haptophyta92553936614824 (89 %)
    Phylum Heliozoa24101009 (38 %)
    Phylum Myzozoa6,2364,8003,2023184,667 (75 %)
    Phylum Ochrophyta23,53617,68112,7635,51817,320 (74 %)
    Phylum Oomycota12964461124 (96 %)
    Phylum Radiozoa9766044480672 (69 %)
  Kingdom Archaea23411811810 (0 %)
    Phylum Crenarchaeota48191900 (0 %)
    Phylum Euryarchaeota173979710 (0 %)
    Phylum Thaumarchaeota92200 (0 %)
  Kingdom Viruses68611011020110 (16 %)
  Kingdom Biota incertae sedis37101006 (16 %)



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Citations (Google scholar)

Citations for "World Register of Marine Species": 3,919

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