Number of Known Species in the World

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CategoryTotal SpeciesTotals
Vertebrate Animals
Mammals5,490
Birds9,998
Reptiles9,084
Amphibians6,433
Fishes31,300
Total Vertebrates62,305
Invertebrate Animals
Insects1,000,000
Spiders and scorpions102,248
Molluscs85,000
Crustaceans47,000
Corals2,175
Others68,827
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Total Invertebrates1,305,250
Plants
Flowering plants (angiosperms)281,821
Conifers (gymnosperms)1,021
Ferns and horsetails12,000
Mosses16,236
Red and green algae10,134
Total Plants321,212
Others
Lichens17,000
Mushrooms31,496
Brown algae3,067
Total Others51,563
TOTAL NUMBER OF SPECIES1,740,330
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Sources: World Conservation Union<
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: October 27, 2016

Number of Known Species in the World

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