Last updated on Thu, 2015-08-27 04:04. Originally submitted by evberghe on 2011-04-15 12:51.

Below is an overview of some of the vital statistics of OBIS, including number of records available through the search interface, number of species and number of datasets; the numbers between brackets are those for the last two data loads, and show progress booked since then. The graph shows how the number of records increased over time.

  • Total number of records: 45,011,026 (43,035,718)
  • Number of records identified to species: 34,201,395 (33,465,392)
  • Number of records identified to genus: 39,758,801 (38,069,032) 
  • Number of valid species: 148,465 (147,881)
  • Number of valid marine taxa: 159,236 (158,728)
  • Number of valid marine species: 116,776 (116,406)
  • Number of valid marine genera: 27,029 (26,945)
  • Number of datasets: 1,865 (1,801)

OBIS Progress

OBIS Progress: Number of records in OBIS, in millions.

OBIS is a project of:
IODE Sponsored by:
Martin International and Les Grands Explorateurs
With in-kind support from:
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University
Universidad Simón Bolívar Flanders Marine Institute

OBIS strives to document the ocean's diversity, distribution and abundance of life. Created by the Census of Marine Life, OBIS is now part of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, under its International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) programme.