Faunal Diversity

Ecosystem diversity refers to the variety of ecosystems in a given place.

Animal groups No of genera/species
Protozoa 63 generas
Porifera 22 (genera)
Cnidaria 90 genera
Chaetognatha 18
Platyhelminthes 117 genera
Aschelminthes 265
Acanthocephala 27
Annelida 91
Mollusca(Fresh water) 26
Insects 6000
Non-insect Arthropda 600
Echinodermata 8

 

Vertebrate Diversity - Kerala

Taxonomic group Orders/species Families Species
Fishes 41 172 905
Amphibians 2 11 151
Reptiles 3 24 173
Birds 22 88 500
Mammals 13 35 118
All Vertebrates 81 330 1847

 

Terrestrial vertebrates of India & Kerala 

Taxonomic group

Terrestrial

India*

Kerala

Percent in Kerala

Fishes

 3022

189  (6.2 %)

  6.2

Amphibians

   342

151   (44.1 %)

44.1

Reptiles

   526

164  (31.1%)

31.1

Birds

 1233

469 (38.0%)

38.0

Mammals

   423

95 (22.4%)

22.4

All Vertebrates

5546

1068

19.2

 

Vertebrates endemic to Western Ghats & Kerala

Taxonomic group

Endemic to Western Ghats

Endemic to Kerala

Fishes

131

57

Amphibians

136

36

Reptiles

87

10

Birds

17

0

Mammals

15

1

All Vertebrates

386

104

 

 

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