Organisms & their Chromosome Counts


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  • The following table illustrates the number of chromosomes present in respective organisms −

Organism Scientific Name No. of Chromosomes
Carp 104
Red viscacha rat Tympanoctomys barrerae 102
Shrimp Penaeus semisulcatus 86-92
Great white shark Carcharodon carcharias 82
Pigeon Columbidae 80
Turkey Meleagris 80
African wild dog Lycaon pictus 78
Chicken Gallus gallus domesticus 78
Coyote Canis latrans 78
Dhole Cuon alpinus 78
Dingo Canis lupus dingo 78
Dog Canis lupus familiaris 78
Dove Columbidae 78
Golden Jackal Canis aureus 78
Gray wolf Canis lupus 78
Maned wolf Chrysocyon brachyurus 76
American black bear Ursus americanus 74
Asiatic black bear Ursus thibetanus 74
Brown bear Ursus arctos 74
Polar bear Ursus maritimus 74
Sloth bear Melursus ursinus 74
Sun bear Helarctos malayanus 74
Bat-eared fox Otocyon megalotis 72
Black nightshade Solanum nigrum 72
White-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus 70
Elk (Wapiti) Cervus canadensis 68
Red deer Cervus elaphus 68
Gray fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus 66
Raccoon dog Nyctereutes procyonoides 66
Chinchilla Chinchilla lanigera 64
Echidna 63/64
Fennec fox Vulpes zerda 64
Horse Equus ferus caballus 64
Spotted spunk Spilogale x 64
Mule 63
Donkey Equus africanus asinus 62
Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis 62
Gypsy moth Lymantria dispar dispar 62
Bengal fox Vulpes bengalensis 62
American bison Bison bison 60
Cow Bos primigenius 60
Goat Capra aegagrus hircus 60
Yak Bos mutus 60
Elephant Elephantidae 56
Gaur Bos gaurus 56
Capuchin monkey Cebus x 54
Sheep Ovis orientalis aries 54
Water buffalo Bubalus bubalis 50
Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes 48
Gorilla Gorilla 48
Orangutan Pongo x 48
Human Homo sapiens 46
Sable antelope Hippotragus niger 46
Dolphin Delphinidae Delphi 44
European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus 44
Giant panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca 42
Rat Rattus norvegicus 42
Rhesus monkey Macaca mulatta 42
Lion Panthera leo 38
Pig Sus 38
Tiger Panthera tigris 38
Kangaroo 16
Yellowfever mosquito Aedes aegypti 6
Spider mite 4-14
Jack jumper ant Myrmecia pilosula 2
Honeybee Apis mellifera 32


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