How many species are known to Galiano Island, BC?Hover over the interactive graph below for a breakdown of the reporting status of each group.
Last updated December 28, 2017
The bar graph above represents the total number of species reported for Galiano Island, BC, organized into various groups. Hovering over the bars provides a breakdown of each group according to the reporting status of species on the project. The category ‘undocumented’ refers to species historically reported for Galiano that have yet to be documented by project members; ‘documented’ refers to historically reported species that have been documented or confirmed; and ‘new’ represents species reported “new for Galiano Island” since the project began.
Species have been grouped for convenience in displaying the graph. In some cases groupings are taxonomically meaningful, yet in others they are somewhat arbitrary (e.g., ‘marine’ to represent several basal phyla in the animal kingdom, inc. sponges, bryozoans, worms, tunicates and rotifers, most of which are marine organisms). Note that for many groups there proved to be little to no historical data available for Galiano Island. Hence there are many common yet overlooked species considered “new for Galiano,” in addition to many truly novel and interesting species. For a list of sources of historical records included on the project, visit the Records Page.
If you have historical records to contribute for Galiano Island, please contact the project curator.