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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 
Animalia1,082,521 68,929 15,612 5,297 290 40,429 
Archaea281 1 
Bacteria6,469 47 1 4 127 
Chromista10,739 11 5 11 
Fungi128,345 2,791 1,864 4 8 443 
Plantae344,910 30,912 68,679 5,046 376 12,618 
Protozoa11,062 8 56 
Viruses2,827 
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Grand Total1,587,154102,69986,15510,34868353,684

Endangered Species

(Cumberland elktoe)
(Endangered)
 

Invasive Species

(brown spruce longhorn beetle)
 

Featured Species

(Cauvery garra)
 

Extreme Species

(Sturgeon)
Maximum Longevity 1 : 100 years

Species Relation

(field scabiosa)
 
provides Food for 2
(Lime-speck Pug)
 

Common Species

alpaca  badger  bear  beetle  bird  cactus  cardinal  cat  chimpanzee  chipmunk  cinnamon  daffodil  deer  dog  dolphin  dove  duck  elk  giraffe  grouse  hickory  hippopotamus  hornbill  jay  kiwi  koala  leopard  lion  moose  octopus  opossum  ostrich  parrot  raccoon  rat  robin  salamander  scallop  sea lion  shark  soybean  sparrow  squirrel  swallow  titmouse  trout  turkey  walnut  wasp  wren 

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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 1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
Alasmidonta atropurpurea Species recognized by Bogan A., 2013-01-24, FADA Bivalvia: World checklist of freshwater Bivalvia species in Catalog of Life 2011
Tetropium fuscum Species recognized by Tavakilian G., 2011-10-17, TITAN: Cerambycidae database in Catalog of Life 2011
Garra mcclellandi Species recognized by , 2014-05-19, FishBase in Catalog of Life 2011
Acipenser sturio Species recognized by , 2014-05-19, FishBase in Catalog of Life 2011
Eupithecia centaureata Species recognized by Ollerenshaw, J., , LepIndex: The Global Lepidoptera Names Index in Catalog of Life 2011
Knautia arvensis Species recognized by Hassler M., , World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World in Catalog of Life 2011
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