Data about Mollusca
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Percent species currently described min
|28||Appeltans et al, 2012|
|max||36||Appeltans et al, 2012|
Number of new species decribed 1999-2008
|4,022||Appeltans et al, 2012|
Known marine species min
|43,689||Appeltans et al, 2012|
|max||51,689||Appeltans et al, 2012|
Total species (expert opinion) min
|135,887||Appeltans et al, 2012|
|max||164,107||Appeltans et al, 2012|
Percent surveyed species not yet known to science
|0.3||Appeltans et al, 2012|
|0.37||Appeltans et al, 2012|
|0.8||Appeltans et al, 2012|
Glossary for Mollusca
- Competes with
- This taxon is still in existence, as opposed to extinct.
- Extinction status
- Indicates whether a taxon is extant (living today) or extinct.
- Feeds on
- consumes for energetic or other nutritional needs
- Fresh water
- The natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds (influences and is utilized by) a species population.
- Habitat. (2013, August 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:01, August 14, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Habitat&oldid=567783959
- A category or description of the habitat in which the Event occurred.
- Has associate
- non specific association. Indicates the biological possibility that two organisms should be considered associates.
- Has parasite
- non-mutual relationship between organisms of different species where one organism, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host.
- Has predator
- is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
- Interacts with
- an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
- Known marine species
- number of currently described and taxonomically accepted species in this clade (Appeltans et al. 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology 22, 2189–2202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036)
- Marine habitat
- A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
- Number of new species decribed 1999-2008
- number of new species published between 1999 and 2008 (Appeltans et al. 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology 22, 2189–2202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036)
- Percent species currently described
- percent of all marine species in this clade that are currently described (estimate) (Appeltans et al. 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology 22, 2189–2202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036)
- Percent surveyed species not yet known to science
- percent of undescribed species in this clade, found in this survey (Appeltans et al. 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology 22, 2189–2202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036)
- A large expanse of saline water usually connected with an ocean.
- Sediment is an environmental substance comprised of any particulate matter that can be transported by fluid flow and which eventually is deposited as a layer of solid particles on the bedor bottom of a body of water or other liquid.
- Total species (expert opinion)
- total estimated number of species in this clade (known + undescribed + undiscovered) (estimate based on expert opinion) (Appeltans et al. 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology 22, 2189–2202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036)
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