Wikipedia:WikiProject Marine life

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The Marine Life WikiProject[edit]

The Marine Life WikiProject is designed to further information on Wikipedia. It is here to address both biological aspects of marine life but also its husbandry in the aquatics hobby.

It aims to create both good and featured articles ranging from marine fish, invertebrates, corals, aquatics, and marine ecology.

If you have any questions please leave them on our discussion page.


Any user is able to join and help the Marine Life Wikiproject. Anybody interested in helping, just sign below.

Related WikiProjects[edit]

The marine life WikiProject overlaps many other WikiProjects which may be useful to keep an eye on, other WikiProjects include:

Article alerts[edit]

Good article nominees

Featured list removal candidates

Peer reviews

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation


Collaboration of the month[edit]

Copyedit/extensive work[edit]



Have a look at the requested articles page on Wikipedia for fish, invertebrates, birds, and mammals. You can also leave any requests you have here.


Have a look at Category:Invertebrate_stubs, Category:Mollusc_stubs, Category:Fish_stubs, Category:Shark stubs, Category:Cephalopod_stubs, Category:Crustacean_stubs, Category:Gastropod_stubs, Category:Cnidarian_stubs, Category:Medusozoan_stubs, Category:Anthozoan_stubs



Many articles could greatly benefit from having a picture in the taxobox. A lot of fish that are common in the aquarium trade would be easy to get pictures of as they are commonly owned and sold. Upload any pictures to WikiPedia Commons.

Adopt an article[edit]

Similar to the Collaboration of the week, but on a smaller scale, you might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, and picture-taking (if possible) for either a non-existent article or a stub. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced.


For assessment log, see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Marine life articles by quality log


Talk page box[edit]

Pages become part of the Marine life WikiProject by adding our template, {{WikiProject Marine life}}, to the page's talk page. This adds the following box to the talk page:

WikiProject Marine life (Rated FA-class, Top-importance)
WikiProject iconThis page 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.
Featured article FA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 Top  This page has been rated as Top-importance on the project's importance scale.

Documentation for the template is provided on the template page.

General Stub templates[edit]

Algae Graphic.svgThis Alga-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Crab-icon.png This crustacean-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Charonia.png This mollusc-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Berryteuthis magister.jpg This cephalopod-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia's Cephalopod wikiproject by expanding it.

Grapevinesnail 01.jpg This gastropod-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Marine life templates[edit]

  • {{Marine Life Wikiproject}} =


{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Marine life/Userbox}}

Yellow.tang.arp.jpgThis user is a member of WikiProject Marine Life.


Category:Aquatic organisms


These lists are hosted on the Marine Life Portal.

Edit List

Wikipedia surveys[edit]

Ongoing Wikipedia surveys[edit]

Votes for deletion[edit]

WikiProject Deletion sorting[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting is a new effort that attempts to classify various articles nominated for votes for deletion by major categories. The projectname-related articles at VFD are listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/projectname.


Articles needing attention[edit]


Main tool page:
  • reFill - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlist[edit]