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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

(boreas pigmy salamander)
(Endangered)
 

Invasive Species

(itch grass)
 

Featured Species

(Banana fish)
 

Extreme Species

(Epibenthic sponge)
Maximum Longevity 1 : 1550 years

Species Relation

(West coast sole)
 
provides Food for 2
(southern cuttlefish)
 

Common Species

avocado  bee  bison  blackbird  caribou  cinnamon  condor  cougar  daffodil  dog  donkey  elk  flamingo  frog  goose  gorilla  hamster  hornbill  horse  hummingbird  hyena  lark  lettuce  lime  lion  lizard  loon  lynx  mammal  marigold  monkey  octopus  otter  parakeet  pheasant  raccoon  scallop  sea lion  seahorse  sheep  squirrel  thrush  titmouse  walnut  watermelon  wheat  woodchuck  zebra 

Quick Links

Animals sorted by adult weight
Animals sorted by litter (brood) size
Animals sorted by longevity (lifetime)
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
Thorius boreas Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Rottboellia cochinchinensis Species recognized by Govaerts R., 2006-10-24, in Catalog of Life 2011
Elops hawaiensis Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Cinachyra antarctica Species recognized by van Soest, Rob, , in Catalog of Life 2011
Sepia australis Species recognized by Rosenberg G., 2012-07-14, in Catalog of Life 2011
Austroglossus microlepis Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
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