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Welcome to the Global Species website. A mashup of species data from around the web.

Features

The following table contains species counts for select categories.
More detailed statistics can be found on the About page.

 Kingdom  Total  English Names  Attributes   Endangered  Invasive  Relations 
Animalia1,068,005 68,023 15,656 4,923 293 40,500 
Archaea281 1 
Bacteria9,050 50 1 4 144 
Chromista7,775 138 4 7 110 
Fungi123,124 2,780 1,864 4 8 444 
Plantae361,402 31,105 71,576 4,758 398 12,990 
Protozoa15,454 14 2 92 
Viruses2,480 
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Grand Total1,587,571102,11189,0969,69071254,280

Endangered Species

(La Fortuna Worm Salamander)
(Endangered)
 

Invasive Species

(gypsy moth)
 

Featured Species

(Goby/date-haze)
 

Extreme Species

(Aldabra giant tortoise)
Maximum Longevity 1 : 152 years

Species Relation

 
provides Food for 2
(Sooty Albatross)
 

Common Species

anteater  banana  bat  bear  bird  cactus  cardinal  chicken  cormorant  cougar  coyote  crow  daisy  donkey  eel  finch  fish  fox  goose  gorilla  grouse  hippopotamus  hummingbird  iguana  jay  kiwi  lark  leopard  lion  loon  lynx  octopus  orange  panther  parrot  pigeon  rabbit  radish  reindeer  rhinoceros  roach  sparrow  sturgeon  termite  tiger  tortoise  turkey  whale 

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Animals that exist only in captivity
Animals that hibernate
Carnivorous plants
Fastest animals
Greatest weight dimorphism
Janka Wood Hardness - Softest - Hardest
Largest wingspan
Nocturnal animals
Plants sorted by height
Venomous animals

Citations

Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
Oedipina gephyra Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Lymantria dispar Species recognized by Ollerenshaw, J., , in Catalog of Life 2011
Amblyeleotris japonica Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Dipsochelys dussumieri Species recognized by Uetz P., , in Catalog of Life 2011
Phoebetria fusca Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 2011-09-22, in Catalog of Life 2011
Architeuthis stockii Species recognized by Bouchet P., 2011-10-21, in Catalog of Life 2011
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