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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

(Salim Ali's fruit bat)
(Endangered)
 

Invasive Species

(Live-bearing tooth-carp)
 

Featured Species

(Moontail blaasop)
 

Extreme Species

(Narwhal)
Adult Weight 1 : 1.38 tons (1,250.00 kg)

Species Relation

(King cormorant)
 
provides Food for 2
(Southern Crested Caracara)
 

Common Species

alpaca  ant  anteater  banana  bat  bee  bison  cactus  caribou  cougar  crane  dolphin  eel  elk  finch  fish  flamingo  garlic  gorilla  human  iguana  kingfisher  kiwi  lettuce  llama  nuthatch  opossum  otter  palm  quail  radish  rat  ray  rhinoceros  roach  salmon  shark  sheep  skunk  stork  swan  termite  thrush  tortoise  tuna  turkey  walnut  wheat 

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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 2Population growth and density, diet and breeding success of striated caracaras Phalcoboenus australis on New Island, Falkland Islands, Paulo Catry, Miguel Lecoq, Ian J. Strange, Polar Biology Volume 31, Number 10, 1167-1174
Latidens salimalii Species recognized by Wilson D.E, 2004-06-08, in Catalog of Life 2011
Gambusia affinis Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Lagocephalus lunaris Species recognized by Group expert : Matsuura, K., 2012-10-02, in Catalog of Life 2011
Monodon monoceros Species recognized by Gardner A.L, 2008-12-05, in Catalog of Life 2011
Caracara plancus Species recognized by Banks R.C., 2011-09-22, in Catalog of Life 2011
Leucocarbo albiventer Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
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