Taxon Guide

For those interested in scientific classifications of wildlife, the reference table below shows the major Phyla and Classes in the Animal Kingdom. The approximate number of species is shown for each Class, including the number that live in marine environments.

To view galleries of images for specific taxa, click on the links above to see a menu of available selections.

An asterisk denotes species that live in marine environments, though they breathe air, or possibly spend time on land.