How many valid species of fish are there ?

Example: All waters (Fresh, Brack and Salt).

On the Menu, hover your mouse over "Data", Select and Click on "Species".
After loading, the "Species List" will display nearly 102 000 available species names. (106 000 if non-available names are included)
Click on the Blue Valid Filter icon 
   which is located above the    Indicator icons.
Only Valid Names are now displayed. You should now get about 35 500 Valid species.

The number of "Items" displayed on the left side at the top and the bottom of the list is now the number of Valid species names.

You must however be aware that the number obtained is not static and can change on a daily basis.

On average, 406 new species were described each year over the 20 years from 2001 to 2020.
This is more than 1 new species every day.

TIP - Always use your mouse to browse over icons and controls to see what information they provide and / or what actions they perform.


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