Wikipedia:WikiProject Marine life

The Marine Life WikiProjectEdit

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.

At the end of October 2021, there were 10,332 articles within the project's scope. During October 2021, the most popular 500 articles received 4,184,591 views, averaging 134,987 views per day.

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 WikiProjectsEdit

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

Article alertsEdit

Redirects for discussion

Articles to be merged

Articles for creation


Collaboration of the monthEdit

Copyedit/extensive workEdit



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 articleEdit

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 boxEdit

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.
 FA This article has been rated as FA-Class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
 Top  This article has been rated as Top-importance on the project's importance scale.
More information:
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This page has been assessed by editors of the WikiProject.
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The possible merging of this page has been discussed by editors of the WikiProject.
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This page is a candidate to be the project collaboration.
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This page is currently the project collaboration.
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This page was a past project collaboration.
Marine life To do:
Have a look at the Marine life WikiProject and sign up.

Here are some tasks you can do, as organized by The Marine life Wikiproject:

Documentation for the template is provided on the template page.

General Stub templatesEdit

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 templatesEdit

  • {{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.

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Edit List

Wikipedia surveysEdit

Ongoing Wikipedia surveysEdit

Votes for deletionEdit

WikiProject Deletion sortingEdit

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 attentionEdit


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.