What taxa would you include or exclude from a search if you wanted to make an Identify filter that more or less included all marine life?

this is more of a theoretical list.

**I’d say, if 95%+ of the taxon spends 75%+ of its life in oceans, add it, but don’t go overkill adding individual genera and species if there are too many.**

** Cyanobacteria** 67334

(I’m not knowledgeable enough to sort out which subgroups may be mostly marine and which not)

356608 Prochlorococcus

356581 Synechococcus

208358 Chroococcaceae

208556 Lyngbya

325302 Phormidium

**Lichens and Fungi**

462953 Flavoplaca marina (Orange sea lichen)

328175 Corollospora

**Chromista**

48221 Ochrophyta (includes 123880 diatoms and 68789 kelps)

792081 Cryptista (algae-like eukaryotes)

51845 Haptophyta (algae including coccolithophores)

130225 Dinoflagellates

348288 Foraminifers

323055 Heliozoa

211193-Radiozoa

1121486 Apicomonadea (chromerida - algae associated with corals)

**Plants**

57774 red algae minus 356590 Cyanidiophyceae

50863 green algae possibly minus 59713 Chlorophyceae (contains a lot of freshwater algae)

52615 Zosteraceae (Eelgrasses and Surfgrasses)

50376 Cymodoceaceae (Manatee-grass)

71606 Posidoniaceae (Posidonia marine grass)

50362 Enhalus (Tape grass)

**Animalia***(tried to place these in the order they would show up on an iNat Taxonomy List minus Chordates which follows instead)*

122158 Brachiopoda (Lamp Shells)

152098 Heterotardigrada (Rough-bodied Tardigrades)

151826 Acanthocephala ( Thorny-headed Worms) needs to be narrowed down

151827 Chaetognatha (Arrow Worms)

151829-Gastrotricha

151832-Kinorhyncha(Mud Dragons)

151833-Loricifera

151836-Orthonectida

151837-Placozoa

151838-Priapulida

211191-Xenacoelomorpha

47115 Mollusca minus 871448 Sphaeriida, 775841 Unionida, 801485 Dreissenoidea, 64009 *Corbicula*, 551438 Hygrophila, 83796 Architaenioglossa, 47485 Stylommatophora, 245601 Helicinoidea, 480274 Veronicelloidea, 86005 Pomatiidae, 82170 Pleuroceridae, 68812 Thiaridae, 82220 Hydrobiidae, 489617 Tateidae

245097 Chelicerata minus 47119 arachnids

85493 Crustaceans minus 85732 Diaptomidae and 84718 Oniscidea and 47783 Astacoidea and 209360 Parastacoidea and 342941 Pseudothelphusoidea

47491 Annelida (Segmented Worms) minus 69758 Lumbricidae and a heap of stuff

47490 Polycheate worms

47534 Cnidarians minus 203709 Hydridae

47549 Echinoderms

48051 Phoronida (Horseshoe Worms)

48665 Sipuncula (Peanut Worms)

48824 Porifera

51280 Nemertea (Ribbon Worms) minus 88477 Geonemertes, 840351 Acteonemertidae and 90649 Pantinonemertes

51508 Ctenophora (Comb jellies)

52319 Flatworms minus 475828 geoplanoidea

68104 Bryozoans

68235-Hemichordata

774624-Dicyemida

**Chordates:**

**Reptilia**

- 372234 Chelonioidea (Sea Turtles)
- 35347 Amblyrhynchus cristatus (Marine Iguana)
- 492346 Hydrophiinae (Sea Snakes)

**Mammalia**

- 46306 Sirenia (Dugongs and Manatees) minus 46319 Trichechus inunguis,
- 152871 Cetacea (Whales and Dolphins) minus 41466 Iniidae and 41429 Platanistidae
- 41860 Enhydra lutris (Sea Otter)
- 41776 Lontra felina (Marine Otter)
- 41644 Ursus maritimus (Polar Bear)
- 372843 Pinnipedia (Walruses and Seals) minus 41689 Pusa sibirica and 533484 Pusa hispida ladogensis and 531609 Pusa hispida saimensis and 237878 Phoca vitulina mellonae

**Aves**

- 71309 Chionidae (Sheathbills)
- 71325 Haematopodidae (Oystercatchers) minus 4851 Haematopus finschi and 4850 Haematopus leucopodus and 4843 Haematopus ostralegus
- 71320 Dromadidae (Crab-Plover)
- 71367 Stercorariidae (Skuas)
- 71295 Alcidae (Auks)
- 67564 Sphenisciformes (Penguins)
- 67567 Phaethontiformes (Tropicbirds)
- 4328 Pelecanus occidentalis (Brown Pelican)
- 4325 Pelecanus thagus (Peruvian Pelican)
- 67565 Procellariiformes (Tubenoses)
- 4628 Fregatidae (Frigatebirds)
- 3784 Sulidae (Boobies and Gannets)
- 5304 Haliaeetus pelagicus (Steller’s Sea-Eagle)

**Other Chordates**

129726 Cephalochordata (Lancelates)

130868 Tunicata (Sea Squirts)

47178 Ray-finned Fish minus 49588,85750,1032182,59115,49609 and a bunch more

47273 Elasmobranchs (Sharks and Rays) minus 86008 Potamotrygonidae

60450 Holocephali (Chimaeras)

85511 Coelacanthiformes (Coelacanths)

49099 Myxini (Hagfish)

some Petromyzonti, e.g. Petromyzon marinus (Sea Lamprey)

what do I add? what do I exclude?

thanks.