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WikiProject Marine life (Rated C-class, High-importance)
WikiProject iconThis template is part of WikiProject Marine life, an attempt at creating a standardized, informative, comprehensive and easy-to-use resource on marine life. If you would like to participate, you can choose to edit this article, or visit the project page where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion. This project is an offshoot of the WikiProject Tree of Life.
C-Class article C  This template does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 High  This template has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
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{{WikiProject Marine life}} is a talk page template that is used as a shortcut to other pages in the WikiProject.

{{WikiProject Marine life
|class      = 
|importance = 
|assessed   = 
|merge      = 
|COTM-nom   = 
|COTM       = 
|COTM-old   = 
|needs-image = 
|small      = 
|listas     = 


{{WikiProject Marine life}} is also used as a way of assessing articles. You should supply the correct assessment when you add this template to a talk page.

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Marine life}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Marine life|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Marine life articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Marine life articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Marine life articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Marine life articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Marine life articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Marine life articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Marine life articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Marine life articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Marine life articles)  List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Marine life articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Marine life articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Marine life articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Marine life articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Marine life articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Marine life articles)  Project 
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Marine life articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Marine life articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Marine life articles)  ??? 

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Marine life}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Marine life|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project:

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Marine life articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Marine life articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Marine life articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Marine life articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Marine life articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Marine life articles)  ??? 

The importance parameter should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

  • assessed – set |assessed=yes if the article has been assessed by editors of the WikiProject.
  • COTM-nom – set |COTM-nom=yes if the page is a candidate to be the project collaboration.
  • COTM – set |COTM=yes if the page is currently the project collaboration.
  • COTM-old – set |COTM-old=yes (or any non-blank value other than "no", "n", "0" or "¬", such as the dates it was part of the collaboration) if the page was a past project collaboration.
  • listas – This parameter, which is the equivalent of the DEFAULTSORT sortkey that should be placed on all biographical articles, is a sortkey for the article talk page (e.g. for Jacques Cousteau, use |listas=Cousteau, Jacques so that the talk page will show up in the C's and not the J's of the various assessment and administrative categories). This is important because it is one source used by those who set DEFAULTSORT on the article; consider also setting the DEFAULTSORT for the article when setting this parameter. For more information about this, please see Wikipedia:Categorization of people#Ordering names in a category.
    It is not required if another WikiProject template on the same page has its own |listas= set, since it not only affects categories used by the banner in which it is set, but it also affects the sortkey of all other banners and templates.
  • merge – set |merge=yes if the possible merging of this article has been discussed by editors of the WikiProject.
  • needs-image – set |needs-image=yes to request that a picture or pictures be included in the page to improve its quality.
  • small – set |small=yes to display a small version of the template aligned along the right side of the page (as opposed to at the top). This parameter does not work as expected if the banner template is enclosed in {{WikiProject banner shell}} or any of its redirects.
  • category – set |category=no if, and only if, a banner is being used for demonstration or testing purposes, to prevent unnecessary or undesirable categorization. Otherwise, omit this parameter.


  • The parameters |needs-photo=, |photo-needed= and |image-needed= are recognised as aliases for |needs-image=. If more than one is present, |photo-needed= has precedence over |image-needed=, |needs-photo= has precedence over both |photo-needed= and |image-needed=, and |needs-image= has precedence over all of the others: parameters with lower precedence are ignored.