How many organisms have been identified by biologists?

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Aprox. how many organisms have been identified by biologists?
 
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*removes his answer in the interest of fair play*
 
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I found a website saying 1.4 million species have been named. However, since it's not my field, this is nothing but a website claim. And someone else has already answered.
 
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1.4 million have been name
best estimate is 10 million
The estimate are 2 to 100 million

it is hard to evaluated the number of species due to the lack of information. It is though that 99% of bacteria have not been identify!

http://www.wri.org/wri/biodiv/b02-gbs.html [Broken]
 
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Royce
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2- Flora and fauna
 
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1.7 million species
 
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I realize this is a question that could yield a few answers, but Matt has correctly matched the answer I have which is 1.5 Million.

Matt receives 1 point! Next question will be posted tomorrow.
 

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