There are typically 17 different species of penguin recognised as living in the world today. Each species belongs to a larger grouping of closely related species known as a genus. The living penguins comprise six genera (the plural of genus): Aptenodytes
, and Spheniscus
(you can see which species belong to each genus by clicking on the link). Otherwise, if you wish to go straight to the information about a particular species, click on its picture below.