List of Free-Living Benthic Marine Fauna of Chile

Click on each of the taxa to proceed to the detailed lists for each group. NI indicates that there was no species specific information available for this group in the literature at the time of writing. This list should be cited as: Lee, M.R., Clarke, M., Fernandez, M.E., Gonzalez, C., Rozbaczylo, N., Valdovinos, C., Hermosilla, C., Prado, L. & Castilla, J.C., (2008) Diversity of free-living benthic marine invertebrates in Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural, 81:51-67.

 

Group
Number of species
Placozoa
NI
273
206
Gastrotricha
NI
1
Gnathostomulida
NI
Cycliophora
NI
42
600
11
3
387
17
973
57
17
1
20
Collembola
NI
11
1219
178
Tardigrada
NI
326
5
Loricifera
NI
4
142
2
2
55
1
TOTAL
4553