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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

(Appalachian elktoe)
(Critically Endangered)
 

Invasive Species

(Eucalyptus weevil)
 

Featured Species

(Motsuki-hitoe)
 

Extreme Species

(Lake Sturgeon)
Maximum Longevity 1 : 152 years

Species Relation

(Virginia Strawberry)
 
provides Shelter for 2
(Eastern Red-backed Salamander)
 

Common Species

badger  banana  bat  bear  butterfly  caribou  cat  cheetah  cockatoo  cougar  crow  dog  emu  flamingo  gorilla  grapefruit  gull  hickory  hippopotamus  hornbill  horse  human  jaguar  jay  lion  lizard  moose  nuthatch  octopus  ostrich  peanut  quail  raccoon  rat  ray  rhinoceros  roach  salmon  scallop  shark  skunk  sloth  soybean  tiger  toad  turtle  whale  wheat 

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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. 2Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
Alasmidonta raveneliana Species recognized by Bogan A., 2013-01-24, in Catalog of Life 2011
Gonipterus scutellatus Species recognized by Alonso-Zarazaga M.A.& Lyal C.H.C., , in Catalog of Life 2011
Monostroma zostericola Species recognized by Huber M., , AlgaeBase in Catalog of Life 2011
Acipenser fulvescens Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Plethodon cinereus Species recognized by McDiarmid R.W., 2009-09-01, in Catalog of Life 2011
Fragaria virginiana Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
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