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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]
   species
[nM]
   checked taxa
[M, nF]
Biota510,141408,054224,28031,672481,873 (94 %)
  Kingdom Animalia431,336354,917191,85619,339413,426 (96 %)
    Phylum Acanthocephala6354974170635 (100 %)
    Phylum Annelida25,42221,43912,6352724,914 (98 %)
    Phylum Arthropoda100,05181,77956,21812,46697,647 (98 %)
    Phylum Brachiopoda6874583920687 (100 %)
    Phylum Bryozoa8,5416,9406,03618,354 (98 %)
    Phylum Cephalorhyncha4894122360450 (92 %)
    Phylum Chaetognatha3472861310347 (100 %)
    Phylum Chordata71,65858,03821,90055770,152 (98 %)
    Phylum Cnidaria21,06017,71510,7762320,318 (96 %)
    Phylum Ctenophora3572311870353 (99 %)
    Phylum Cycliophora62206 (100 %)
    Phylum Dicyemida1511341220144 (95 %)
    Phylum Echinodermata20,98316,9717,291720,976 (100 %)
    Phylum Echiura2962341970206 (70 %)
    Phylum Entoprocta2272081730222 (98 %)
    Phylum Gastrotricha746635486405745 (100 %)
    Phylum Gnathostomulida152110980152 (100 %)
    Phylum Hemichordata2011561300197 (98 %)
    Phylum Mollusca117,57298,25844,2091,593107,839 (92 %)
    Phylum Myxozoa6375634730255 (40 %)
    Phylum Nematoda9,6158,0956,996158,171 (85 %)
    Phylum Nemertea3,2692,6781,35903,081 (94 %)
    Phylum Orthonectida514025042 (82 %)
    Phylum Phoronida363217036 (100 %)
    Phylum Placozoa63106 (100 %)
    Phylum Platyhelminthes23,98919,00812,0852,87923,825 (99 %)
    Phylum Porifera20,77917,5068,33845220,778 (100 %)
    Phylum Rotifera33420818640333 (100 %)
    Phylum Sipuncula1,6461,28414701,630 (99 %)
    Phylum Tardigrada47233117086759 (13 %)
    Phylum Xenacoelomorpha8586664237848 (99 %)
  Kingdom Plantae26,37718,5158,8017,46524,729 (94 %)
    Phylum Charophyta6182281373,771596 (96 %)
    Phylum Chlorophyta6,4593,7901,8132,8536,113 (95 %)
    Phylum Glaucophyta12111812 (100 %)
    Phylum Marchantiophyta60011 (17 %)
    Phylum Plantae incertae sedis31229310219 (70 %)
    Phylum Pteridophyta74171699 (12 %)
    Phylum Rhodophyta17,81313,9066,39963517,542 (98 %)
    Phylum Tracheophyta1,064544432168224 (21 %)
  Kingdom Fungi2,7171,5711,223702,540 (93 %)
    Phylum Ascomycota2,0781,272966281,990 (96 %)
    Phylum Basidiomycota199585628167 (84 %)
    Phylum Chytridiomycota884738161 (69 %)
    Phylum Microsporidia2521691402252 (100 %)
    Phylum Zygomycota421818040 (95 %)
  Kingdom Protozoa1,933801623671,208 (62 %)
    Phylum Amoebozoa4141381190185 (45 %)
    Phylum Apusozoa1431014 (100 %)
    Phylum Choanozoa3172141726266 (84 %)
    Phylum Euglenozoa49031423155389 (79 %)
    Phylum Loukozoa1122011 (100 %)
    Phylum Metamonada541714031 (57 %)
    Phylum Percolozoa421715031 (74 %)
    Phylum Picozoa51100 (0 %)
  Kingdom Bacteria4,3052,0531,7093871,307 (30 %)
    Phylum Acidobacteria91100 (0 %)
    Phylum Actinobacteria266727210 (0 %)
    Phylum Aquificae28151500 (0 %)
    Phylum Bacteria incertae sedis3122311 (35 %)
    Phylum Bacteroidetes42423523500 (0 %)
    Phylum Caldiserica51100 (0 %)
    Phylum Chlamydiae80000 (0 %)
    Phylum Chlorobi168801 (6 %)
    Phylum Chloroflexi374400 (0 %)
    Phylum Cyanobacteria1,4587724363831,289 (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 Chromista42,61530,07819,9494,34438,655 (91 %)
    Phylum Bigyra187106851166 (89 %)
    Phylum Cercozoa3691941651194 (53 %)
    Phylum Ciliophora3,9773,0202,676113,842 (97 %)
    Phylum Cryptophyta2281489134205 (90 %)
    Phylum Foraminifera14,98311,6708,383114,983 (100 %)
    Phylum Haptophyta7703962609675 (88 %)
    Phylum Heliozoa24101009 (38 %)
    Phylum Myzozoa5,5684,2562,7932993,682 (66 %)
    Phylum Ochrophyta15,3919,6315,0113,98714,069 (91 %)
    Phylum Oomycota12663450121 (96 %)
    Phylum Radiozoa9465824290670 (71 %)
  Kingdom Archaea23511911900 (0 %)
    Phylum Crenarchaeota48191900 (0 %)
    Phylum Euryarchaeota174989800 (0 %)
    Phylum Thaumarchaeota92200 (0 %)
  Kingdom Viruses5840000 (0 %)
    Phylum DNA Viruses2750000 (0 %)
    Phylum Reverse Transcribing DNA and RNA Viruses290000 (0 %)
    Phylum RNA Viruses2770000 (0 %)
  Kingdom Biota incertae sedis280005 (18 %)



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Citations (Google scholar)

Citations for "World Register of Marine Species": 1,635
Cited publications: 20
H-Index: 17
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