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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

(clasping arnica)
(Endangered)
 

Invasive Species

(Brown-headed Cowbird)
 

Featured Species

(Waxen silverside)
 

Extreme Species

(Beluga)
Adult Weight 1 : 1.26 tons (1,139.60 kg)
Female Maturity 2 : 17 years 6 months
Maximum Longevity 2 : 118 years
Male Maturity 1 : 13 years

Species Relation

 
provides Food for 3
(arrow shrimp)
 

Common Species

alpaca  anteater  badger  bat  bird  bison  cheetah  cockatoo  cormorant  cotton  crane  crocodile  duck  finch  frog  giraffe  gull  hummingbird  insect  jaguar  jay  kangaroo  kiwi  koala  lizard  lynx  manatee  panda  partridge  peanut  pigeon  rabbit  radish  scallop  sea lion  shark  soybean  squirrel  stork  tortoise  tuna  violet  walrus  whale  wren 

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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 2Frimpong, 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. 3Patterns of resource use in deep-water decapods, Mary Labropoulou, Ioannis Kostikas, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 184: 171-182, 1999
Pentacalia amplexicaulis Species recognized by Flann C., 2012-07-07, in Catalog of Life 2011
Molothrus ater Species recognized by Banks R.C., 2007-10-11, in Catalog of Life 2011
Menidia beryllina Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Huso huso Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Plesionika heterocarpus Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Natatolana borealis Species recognized by Bruce, Niel L., , in Catalog of Life 2011
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