Fauna of the Czech Republic

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Fauna in the Czech Republic covers a wide variety of animal species.

Number of species in the Czech Republic[edit]

Approximate number of animal species in the Czech Republic is about 40 000 species.

  • Protozoa - yes (worldwide ~ 31 000)
  • Porifera - yes
  • Cnidaria / Hydrozoa - 4
  • Platyhelminthes
    • Platyhelminthes / Catenulida, Macrostomida & Neorhabdocoela - 18
    • Platyhelminthes / Tricladida - 16
  • Nemertea - 1
  • Rotifera - probably 500
  • Gastrotricha - 24
  • Nematoda - from 501 to 5000 ?
  • molluscs Mollusca - 247 in the wild, and at least 11 species in greenhouses. See List of non-marine molluscs of the Czech Republic
  • Annelida - probably 220 including Slovakia
  • Nematomorpha - few
  • Acanthocephala - yes
  • Tardigrada - 100
  • spiders Araneae - 849 - see [1]
  • scorpions Scorpiones - 1
  • Pseudoscorpionida - 25
  • Opilionida - 31 - see [2]
  • Acarina
    • Acarina / Mesostigmata - yes
    • Acarina / Ixodides - 22
    • Acarina / Prostigmata - 10
    • Acarina / Eriophyoidea - yes
    • Acarina (water) - 432
    • Acarina / Oribatida - 548
  • crustaceans Crustacea
    • Crustacea / Anostraca - 5
    • Crustacea / Notostraca - 2
    • Crustacea / Spinicaudata - 4
    • Crustacea / Cladocera - 105
    • Crustacea / Ostracoda - 74
    • Crustacea / Copepoda - 82
    • Crustacea / Isopoda / Oniscidea - 52
    • Crustacea / Isopoda (water) - 2
    • Crustacea / Amphipoda - 8
    • Crustacea / Decapoda - 6
  • Chilopoda - 67
  • Diplopoda - 65
  • Protura - 32
  • Collembola - probably 400
  • Campodeina and Japygina - 10
insect Insecta
  • Zygentoma - 4
  • Ephemeroptera - 97
  • Odonata - 70
  • Plecoptera - 80
  • Blattodea - 5
  • Mantodea - 1
  • Ensifera and Caelifera - 93
  • Dermaptera - 6
  • Psocoptera - 70
  • Thysanoptera - 230
  • Heteroptera (land species) - 790
  • Heteroptera (water species) - 60
  • Auchenorrhyncha - 533
  • Sternorrhyncha / Psyllinea - 116
  • Sternorrhyncha / Aleyrodinea - 20
  • Sternorrhyncha / Aphidinea - 689
  • Sternorrhyncha / Coccinea - 140
  • Trichoptera - 239
  • Mecoptera - 9
  • Neuroptera (land species) - 82
  • Neuroptera (water species) - 3
  • Raphidioptera - 10
  • Megaloptera - 3
  • Lepidoptera - 3200
  • Lepidoptera (water species) - 6
  • Diptera - 6500 including Slovakia
  • Hymenoptera - ?
vertebrates - altogether probably 550 species

References[edit]

  • Optarný E. (1999) Zoogeografie. - Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, Olomouc, 191 pp., ISBN 80-244-0011-1 (in Czech)

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