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Consequences Vol. 3, No. 1, 1997
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 2. Number of known living species in selected groups
INSECTS 950,000
PLANTS 270,000
ARACHNIDS 75,000
FUNGI 72,000
MOLLUSKS 70,000
VERTEBRATES 45,000
CRUSTACEANS 40,000
PROTOZOA (single-celled animals) 40,000
NEMATODES(a group of worms) 25,000

Source: UNEP Global Biodiversity Assessment, 1996


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