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
- 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 biome
- An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
- 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)
- 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.
- terrestrial biome
- A biome that applies to the terrestrial realm.
- 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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