EZ-ID - Animals

Note: Species are ordered
by scientific names within groupings
change to
common ordering.
 
    Porifera
 
Sponges    
        Cliona celataBoring sponge    
        Halichondria sp.Breadcrumb sponge    
        Haliclona sp.Purple encrusting sponge    
        Ophlitaspongia sp.Red encrusting sponge    
 
 
    Cnidaria
 
Anemones and Jellies    
        Aglaophenia spp.Ostrich plume hydroid    
        Anthopleura artemisiaMoonglow anemone    
        Anthopleura elegantissimaAggregating anemone    
        Anthopleura xanthogrammicaGiant green anemone    
        Aulactinia incubansWarty columned anemone    
        Epiactis ritteriRitter's brooding anemone    
        Epiactis sp.Brooding anemone    
        Halcampa decemtentaculataTen tentacled anemone    
        Haliclystus spStalked jelly    
        Haliplanella lineataLined anemone    
        Metridium spp.White plumed anemone    
        Pachycerianthus fimbriatusTube dwelling anemone    
        Ptilosarcus gurneyiSea pen    
        Urticina coriaceaRed beaded anemone    
        Urticina crassicornisChristmas or painted anemone    
        Urticina lofotensisWhite spotted anemone    
 
 
    Worms
 
Worms    
        Abarenicola pacificaLugworm    
        Amphiporus bimaculatusTwo spotted ribbon worm    
        Amphiporus sp.White ribbon worm    
        Aphrodita sp.Sea mouse    
        Arctonoe vittataRed banded commensal worm    
        Cerebratulus sp.Big ribbon worm    
        Dodecaceria concharumCoralline fringed tubeworm    
        Emplectonema gracileGreen ribbon worm    
        Eudistylia vancouveriNorthern feather duster worm    
        FlabelligeridaeBristle comb worm    
        Halosydna brevisetosaEighteen-scaled worm    
        Kaburakia excelsaLarge leaf worm    
        Micrura verrilliLavender and white ribbon worm    
        Ophiodromus pugettensisBat star worm    
        Paranemertes peregrinaPurple ribbon worm    
        Pectinaria sp.Ice cream cone worm    
        PolychaetesPolychaete worms    
        PolycladsFlatworms    
        ScalewormsScaleworms    
        Schizobranchia insignisFeather duster worm    
        Serpula columbianaSerpulid worms    
        SipunculidsPeanut worms    
        Spirorbis spp.Dwarf tubeworm    
        Tubulanus polymorphusRed ribbon worm    
        Tubulanus sexlineatusSix-lined ribbon worm    
 
 
    Mollusca
 
Molluscs    
    Chitons
        Cryptochiton stelleriGumboot chiton    
        Katharina tunicataBlack leather chiton    
        Lepidochitona dentiensGould's baby chiton    
        Lepidozona mertensiiMerten's chiton    
        Leptochiton rugatusDwarf chiton    
        Mopalia sppMossy, hairy, & woody chitons    
        Tonicella lineataLined chiton    
 
    Limpets
        (Limpets)(Limpets)    
        Acmaea mitraWhitecap limpet    
        Diodora asperaKeyhole limpet    
        Lottia digitalisFinger limpet    
        Lottia peltaShield limpet    
        Tectura personaMask limpet    
        Tectura scutumPlate limpet    
 
    Snails
        Amphissa spp.Wrinkled/variegated amphissa    
        Battlearia attramentariaAsian mud snail    
        Calliostoma ligatumBlue topsnail    
        Ceratostoma foliatumLeafy hornmouth    
        Crepidula aduncaHooked slipper snail    
        Crepidula nummariaNorthern slipper snail    
        Euspira lewisiiLewis's moon snail    
        Fusitriton oregonensisOregon triton    
        Lacuna sp.Chink shell    
        Lirabuccimum dirumDire whelk    
        Littorina spp.Checkered periwinkle    
        Myosotella myosotisMouse eared snail    
        Nucella canaliculataChannelled dogwinkle    
        Nucella lamellosaFrilled dogwinkle    
        Nucella ostrinaNorthern striped dogwinkle    
        Tegula funebralisBlack turban snail    
 
    Velutinid
        Marsenina stearnsiStearn's ear shell    
 
    Sea slugs
        Acanthodoris nanaimoensisNanaimo dorid    
        Aeolida papillosaShaggy mouse or shag rug nudibranch    
        Anisodoris nobilisPacific sea lemon    
        Archidoris montereyensisMonterey sea lemon    
        Diaulula sandiegensisLeopard or ringed nudbranch    
        Dirona albolineataChalk-lined or frosted nudibranch    
        Dirona pellucidaGolden dirona    
        Doridella steinbergaeCryptic nudibranch    
        Hermissenda crassicornisOpalescent nudibranch    
        Limacia cockerelliCockerell's dorid    
        Melanochlamys diomedeaMelanochlamys diomedea    
        Melibe leoninaLion nudibranch    
        Onchidella borealisLeather limpet    
        Onchidoris bilamellataBarnacle-eating nudibranch    
        Phyllaplysia tayloriEelgrass sea slug    
        Rostanga pulchraRed sponge nudibranch    
        Triopha catalinaeClown nudibranch    
 
    Bivalves
        Clinocardium nuttalliiHeart cockle    
        Crassadoma giganteaPurple hinged rock scallop    
        Crassostrea gigasJapanese oyster    
        Entodesma naviculaNorthwest ugly clam    
        Macoma balthicaBaltic Macoma    
        Macoma inquinitaPointed Macoma    
        Macoma nasutaBent nose clam    
        Macoma sectaSand clam    
        Mya arenariaSoft-shell clam    
        Mytilus californianusCalifornia mussel    
        Mytilus trossulusBay mussel    
        Nuttallia obscurataPurple varnish clam    
        Ostrea conchaphilaOlympic oyster    
        Pododesmus cepioJingle shell    
        Protothaca stamineaNative littleneck clam    
        Saxidomas giganteaButter clam    
        Solen sicariusJacknife clam    
        Tresus capaxGaper clam    
        Venerupis philippinarumJapanese littleneck clam    
        Zirfaea pilsbryiRough piddock    
 
    Cephalopods
        Enteroctopus dolfleiniGiant Pacific octopus    
        Loligo opalescensOpalescent squid    
        Octopus rubescens Red octopus    
 
 
    Bryozoa and Brachiopoda
 
Bryozoans and Brachiopods    
        Eurystomella bilabiataDerby hat bryozoan    
        Flustrellidra corniculataLeather bryozoan    
        Heteropora pacificaNorthern staghorn bryozoan    
        Membranipora membranaceaKelp lace bryozoan    
        Terebratalia transversaLampshell    
 
 
    Arachnida
 
Arachnid    
        Halobisium occidentaleIntertidal pseudoscorpion    
        Neomolgus littoralisRed velvet mite    
 
 
    Crustacea
 
Crustaceans    
    Copepods & Cumaceans
        Clausidium vancouverenseRed copepod    
        CumaceansHooded shrimp    
 
    Barnacles
        Balanus crenatusCrenate barnacle    
        Balanus glandulaAcorn barnacle    
        Chthamalus dalliLittle brown barnacle    
        Pollicipes polymerusGoose barnacle    
        Semibalanus cariosusThatched barnacle    
 
    Amphipods & Isopods
        Caprellid amphipodsSkeleton shrimp    
        Gnorimosphaeroma oregonenseOregon pillbug    
        Idotea resecataEelgrass isopod    
        Idotea wosnesenskiiRockweed isopod    
        Ione cornutaGhost shrimp isopod    
        Ligia pallasiiSea slater    
        Megalorchestia californianaCalifornia beach hopper    
        Orthione griffenisGriffen's isopod    
        Traskorchestia traskianaBeach hoppers    
 
    Shrimp
        Heptacarpus sp.Broken back shrimp    
        Neotrypaea californiensisGhost shrimp    
        Upogebia pugettensisBlue Mud Shrimp    
 
    Crabs
        Cancer magisterDungeness crab    
        Cancer oregonensisPygmy rock crab    
        Cancer productusRed rock crab    
        Carcinus maenasEuropean green crab    
        Cryptolithodes sp.Turtle crab    
        Hapalogaster mertensiiHairy crab    
        Hemigrapsus spp.(Shore crabs)    
        Lophopanopeus bellus bellusBlack-clawed crab    
        Pachycheles spp.Thickclaw porcelain crab    
        Pagurus sppHermit crabs    
        Petrolisthes eriomerusPorcelain crab    
        Pinnixa sp.Gaper pea crab    
        Pugettia gracilisGraceful kelp crab    
        Pugettia productaNorthern kelp crab    
        Scyra acutifronsSharpnosed crab    
        Telmessus cheiragonusHelmet crab    
 
 
    Echinodermata
 
Echinoderms    
    Sea stars
        Amphiodia spLong-armed brittle star    
        Crossaster papposusRose star    
        Dermasterias imbricataLeather star    
        Evasterias troscheliiMottled sea star    
        Henricia sp.Blood star    
        Leptasterias sp.Brooding star    
        Ophiopholis aculeataDaisy brittle star    
        Orthasterias koehleriRainbow star    
        Pisaster brevispinousGiant pink seastar    
        Pisaster ochraceusPurple sea star    
        Pteraster tesselatisCushion star    
        Pycnopodia helianthoidesSunflower star    
        Solaster dawsoniMorning sunstar    
        Solaster stimpsoniStriped sunstar    
 
    Sea urchins & sand dollars
        Dendraster excentricusSand dollar    
        Strongylocentrotus droebachiensisGreen sea urchin    
        Strongylocentrotus franciscanusRed sea urchin    
        Strongylocentrotus purpuratusPurple sea urchin    
 
    Sea cucumbers
        Cucumaria miniataRed sea cucumber    
        Eupentacta quinquesemitaWhite sea cucumber    
        Leptosynapta sp.Burrowing sea cucumber    
        Parastichopus californicusCalifornia sea cucumber    
        Psolus chitonoidesArmored sea cucumber    
 
 
    Urochordata
 
Urochordates    
        Chelysoma productumFlat top sea squirt    
        Cnemidocarpa finmarkiensisShiny red sea squirt    
        Didemnum sp./Tridemnum sp.White glove leather ascidian    
        Pycnoclavella stanleyiYellow social ascidian    
 
Note: Species are ordered
by common names within groupings
change to
scientific ordering.
 
    Sponges
 
Porifera    
        Boring spongeCliona celata    
        Breadcrumb spongeHalichondria sp.    
        Purple encrusting spongeHaliclona sp.    
        Red encrusting spongeOphlitaspongia sp.    
 
 
    Anemones and Jellies
 
Cnidaria    
        Aggregating anemoneAnthopleura elegantissima    
        Brooding anemoneEpiactis sp.    
        Christmas or painted anemoneUrticina crassicornis    
        Giant green anemoneAnthopleura xanthogrammica    
        Lined anemoneHaliplanella lineata    
        Moonglow anemoneAnthopleura artemisia    
        Ostrich plume hydroidAglaophenia spp.    
        Red beaded anemoneUrticina coriacea    
        Ritter's brooding anemoneEpiactis ritteri    
        Sea penPtilosarcus gurneyi    
        Stalked jellyHaliclystus sp    
        Ten tentacled anemoneHalcampa decemtentaculata    
        Tube dwelling anemonePachycerianthus fimbriatus    
        Warty columned anemoneAulactinia incubans    
        White plumed anemoneMetridium spp.    
        White spotted anemoneUrticina lofotensis    
 
 
    Worms
 
Worms    
    
        Bat star wormOphiodromus pugettensis    
        Big ribbon wormCerebratulus sp.    
        Bristle comb wormFlabelligeridae    
        Coralline fringed tubewormDodecaceria concharum    
        Dwarf tubewormSpirorbis spp.    
        Eighteen-scaled wormHalosydna brevisetosa    
        Feather duster wormSchizobranchia insignis    
        FlatwormsPolyclads    
        Green ribbon wormEmplectonema gracile    
        Ice cream cone wormPectinaria sp.    
        Large leaf wormKaburakia excelsa    
        Lavender and white ribbon wormMicrura verrilli    
        LugwormAbarenicola pacifica    
        Northern feather duster wormEudistylia vancouveri    
        Peanut wormsSipunculids    
        Polychaete wormsPolychaetes    
        Purple ribbon wormParanemertes peregrina    
        Red banded commensal wormArctonoe vittata    
        Red ribbon wormTubulanus polymorphus    
        ScalewormsScaleworms    
        Sea mouseAphrodita sp.    
        Serpulid wormsSerpula columbiana    
        Six-lined ribbon wormTubulanus sexlineatus    
        Two spotted ribbon wormAmphiporus bimaculatus    
        White ribbon wormAmphiporus sp.    
 
 
    Molluscs
 
Mollusca    
    Chitons
        Black leather chitonKatharina tunicata    
        Dwarf chitonLeptochiton rugatus    
        Gould's baby chitonLepidochitona dentiens    
        Gumboot chitonCryptochiton stelleri    
        Lined chitonTonicella lineata    
        Merten's chitonLepidozona mertensii    
        Mossy, hairy, & woody chitonsMopalia spp    
 
    Limpets
        (Limpets)(Limpets)    
        Finger limpetLottia digitalis    
        Keyhole limpetDiodora aspera    
        Plate limpetTectura scutum    
        Mask limpetTectura persona    
        Shield limpetLottia pelta    
        Whitecap limpetAcmaea mitra    
 
    Snails
        Asian mud snailBattlearia attramentaria    
        Black turban snailTegula funebralis    
        Blue topsnailCalliostoma ligatum    
        Channelled dogwinkleNucella canaliculata    
        Checkered periwinkleLittorina spp.    
        Chink shellLacuna sp.    
        Dire whelkLirabuccimum dirum    
        Frilled dogwinkleNucella lamellosa    
        Hooked slipper snailCrepidula adunca    
        Leafy hornmouthCeratostoma foliatum    
        Lewis's moon snailEuspira lewisii    
        Mouse eared snailMyosotella myosotis    
        Northern slipper snailCrepidula nummaria    
        Northern striped dogwinkleNucella ostrina    
        Oregon tritonFusitriton oregonensis    
        Wrinkled/variegated amphissaAmphissa spp.    
 
    Velutinid
        Stearn's ear shellMarsenina stearnsi    
 
    Sea slugs
        Barnacle-eating nudibranchOnchidoris bilamellata    
        Chalk-lined or frosted nudibranchDirona albolineata    
        Clown nudibranchTriopha catalinae    
        Cockerell's doridLimacia cockerelli    
        Cryptic nudibranchDoridella steinbergae    
        Eelgrass sea slugPhyllaplysia taylori    
        Golden dironaDirona pellucida    
        Leather limpetOnchidella borealis    
        Leopard or ringed nudbranchDiaulula sandiegensis    
        Lion nudibranchMelibe leonina    
        Melanochlamys diomedeaMelanochlamys diomedea    
        Monterey sea lemonArchidoris montereyensis    
        Nanaimo doridAcanthodoris nanaimoensis    
        Opalescent nudibranchHermissenda crassicornis    
        Pacific sea lemonAnisodoris nobilis    
        Red sponge nudibranchRostanga pulchra    
        Shaggy mouse or shag rug nudibranchAeolida papillosa    
 
    Bivalves
        Baltic MacomaMacoma balthica    
        Bay musselMytilus trossulus    
        Bent nose clamMacoma nasuta    
        Butter clamSaxidomas gigantea    
        California musselMytilus californianus    
        Gaper clamTresus capax    
        Heart cockleClinocardium nuttallii    
        Jacknife clamSolen sicarius    
        Japanese littleneck clamVenerupis philippinarum    
        Japanese oysterCrassostrea gigas    
        Jingle shellPododesmus cepio    
        Native littleneck clamProtothaca staminea    
        Northwest ugly clamEntodesma navicula    
        Olympic oysterOstrea conchaphila    
        Pointed MacomaMacoma inquinita    
        Purple hinged rock scallopCrassadoma gigantea    
        Purple varnish clamNuttallia obscurata    
        Rough piddockZirfaea pilsbryi    
        Sand clamMacoma secta    
        Soft-shell clamMya arenaria    
 
    Cephalopods
         Red octopusOctopus rubescens    
        Giant Pacific octopusEnteroctopus dolfleini    
        Opalescent squidLoligo opalescens    
 
 
    Bryozoans and Brachiopods
 
Bryozoa and Brachiopoda    
        Derby hat bryozoanEurystomella bilabiata    
        Kelp lace bryozoanMembranipora membranacea    
        LampshellTerebratalia transversa    
        Leather bryozoanFlustrellidra corniculata    
        Northern staghorn bryozoanHeteropora pacifica    
 
 
    Arachnid
 
Arachnida    
    
        Intertidal pseudoscorpionHalobisium occidentale    
        Red velvet miteNeomolgus littoralis    
 
 
    Crustaceans
 
Crustacea    
    Copepods & Cumaceans
        Hooded shrimpCumaceans    
        Red copepodClausidium vancouverense    
 
    Barnacles
        Acorn barnacleBalanus glandula    
        Crenate barnacleBalanus crenatus    
        Goose barnaclePollicipes polymerus    
        Little brown barnacleChthamalus dalli    
        Thatched barnacleSemibalanus cariosus    
 
    Amphipods & Isopods
        Beach hoppersTraskorchestia traskiana    
        California beach hopperMegalorchestia californiana    
        Eelgrass isopodIdotea resecata    
        Ghost shrimp isopodIone cornuta    
        Griffen's isopodOrthione griffenis    
        Oregon pillbugGnorimosphaeroma oregonense    
        Rockweed isopodIdotea wosnesenskii    
        Sea slaterLigia pallasii    
        Skeleton shrimpCaprellid amphipods    
 
    Shrimp
        Blue Mud ShrimpUpogebia pugettensis    
        Broken back shrimpHeptacarpus sp.    
        Ghost shrimpNeotrypaea californiensis    
 
    Crabs
        (Shore crabs)Hemigrapsus spp.    
        Black-clawed crabLophopanopeus bellus bellus    
        Dungeness crabCancer magister    
        European green crabCarcinus maenas    
        Gaper pea crabPinnixa sp.    
        Graceful kelp crabPugettia gracilis    
        Hairy crabHapalogaster mertensii    
        Helmet crabTelmessus cheiragonus    
        Hermit crabsPagurus spp    
        Northern kelp crabPugettia producta    
        Porcelain crabPetrolisthes eriomerus    
        Pygmy rock crabCancer oregonensis    
        Red rock crabCancer productus    
        Sharpnosed crabScyra acutifrons    
        Thickclaw porcelain crabPachycheles spp.    
        Turtle crabCryptolithodes sp.    
 
 
    Echinoderms
 
Echinodermata    
    Sea stars
        Blood starHenricia sp.    
        Brooding starLeptasterias sp.    
        Cushion starPteraster tesselatis    
        Daisy brittle starOphiopholis aculeata    
        Giant pink seastarPisaster brevispinous    
        Leather starDermasterias imbricata    
        Long-armed brittle starAmphiodia sp    
        Morning sunstarSolaster dawsoni    
        Mottled sea starEvasterias troschelii    
        Purple sea starPisaster ochraceus    
        Rainbow starOrthasterias koehleri    
        Rose starCrossaster papposus    
        Striped sunstarSolaster stimpsoni    
        Sunflower starPycnopodia helianthoides    
 
    Sea urchins and sand dollars
        Green sea urchinStrongylocentrotus droebachiensis    
        Purple sea urchinStrongylocentrotus purpuratus    
        Red sea urchinStrongylocentrotus franciscanus    
        Sand dollarDendraster excentricus    
 
    Sea cucumbers
        Armored sea cucumberPsolus chitonoides    
        Burrowing sea cucumberLeptosynapta sp.    
        California sea cucumberParastichopus californicus    
        Red sea cucumberCucumaria miniata    
        White sea cucumberEupentacta quinquesemita    
 
 
    Urochordates
 
Urochordata    
        Flat top sea squirtChelysoma productum    
        Shiny red sea squirtCnemidocarpa finmarkiensis    
        White glove leather ascidianDidemnum sp./Tridemnum sp.    
        Yellow social ascidianPycnoclavella stanleyi    
 

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