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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

(Cape Platanna)
(Endangered)
 

Invasive Species

(Taiwan subterranean termite)
 

Featured Species

(Crested pipefish)
 

Extreme Species

(Killer Whale)
Adult Weight 1 : 4.40 tons (3,987.50 kg)
Maximum Longevity 1 : 90 years

Species Relation

(pricklypear)
 
provides Food for 2
((Florida) Gopher Tortoise)
 

Common Species

alpaca  ant  badger  banana  bee  beetle  blackbird  cardinal  caribou  chimpanzee  cormorant  cow  crow  daffodil  dolphin  eel  elephant  fish  fox  garlic  goose  gull  hamster  hippopotamus  lamprey  lion  moth  mussel  nuthatch  octopus  opossum  orangutan  parrot  pheasant  pigeon  puma  ray  robin  sea lion  snake  soybean  spider  sturgeon  termite  trout  turkey  vanilla  watermelon  wheat  yak 

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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 2Patterns of Folivory and Seed Ingestion by Gopher Tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) in a Southeastern Pine Savanna, Roger D. Birkhead, Craig Guyer and Sharon M. Hermann, Am. Midl. Nat. 154:143-151
Xenopus gilli Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Coptotermes formosanus Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Cosmocampus brachycephalus Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Orcinus orca Species recognized by Gardner A.L, 2008-12-05, in Catalog of Life 2011
Gopherus polyphemus Species recognized by Uetz P., , in Catalog of Life 2011
Opuntia humifusa Species recognized by Butterworth C.A., 2013-06-12, in Catalog of Life 2011
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