There are millions of different species living on the planet Earth i.e., around 8.7 million out of which, more than a quarter of them live in water. With such an enormous number of species, it is truly hard to comprehend each and every type of it. Still, the infographic below visualizes almost all of the biomass of life on the planet Earth.
The majority of the biomass is made up of plants i.e., 82.4 percent and rightfully so, there are 320,000 species available. Moreover, the excellent photosynthetic process keeps the entire ecosystem going and growing.
Followed by bacteria and fungi with 12.8 and 2.2 percent of the total biomass. Currently, 148,000 species of fungi have been discovered however, scientists believe that there are possibly millions more unidentified fungal species.
Speaking of the animals, which seem to make most of the biomass part are surprisingly only 0.47 percent of it. Despite being at such a low percentage, there are numerous sub-categories within the family Animalia.
Humans also come under the sub-category of family Animalia and makeup only 2.3 percent of the animal biomass.
Some other species of biomass include fish, annelids, arthropods, mollusks, cnidarians, wild mammals, viruses, etc. From large organisms to microscopic organisms, our biomass is full of life and loaded with an uncountable number of species.
Infographic by: Visualcapitalist.com