ROCKY SHORE QUADRAT STUDIES: species under rocks Khoyatan Marine Lab

Mid to high intertidal on protected to semiprotected shores

SEAWEED

pink crust ["Lithothamnion" spp]

SPONGES

yellow sponge [various sp.]

purple sponge [Haliclona cf. permollis]

HYDROIDS/ANEMONES

beard hydroid [Obelia spp.]

burrowing anem [Anthopleura artemisia]

WORMS

brown flatworm [Leptoplana/Notoplana spp.]

purpleribbon wrm [Paranemertes peregrina]

greenribbon worm [Emplectonema gracile]

white ribbon worm [Amphiporus spp.]

red ribbon worm [Tubulanus polymorphus]

green mussel worm [Nereis vexillosa]

scaleworm [Polynoid]

medusa worm [Terebellid]

leather tubeworm [Eudistylia vancouveri]

tiny tube worm ["Spirorbis" spp.]

whitetube worm [Serpula vermicularis]

peanut worm [Phascolosoma agassizi]

other worms

CHITONS

black chiton [Katharina tunicata]

hair chiton [Mopalia ciliata/lignosa]

mossy chiton [Mopalia muscosa]

wavylined chiton [Tonicella lineata]

LIMPETS

shield limpet [Lottia pelta]

masked limpet [Tectura persona]

plate limpet [Tectura scutum]

SNAILS/SEASLUGS

checked winkle [Littorina scutulata]

spiral winkle [Littorina sitkana]

dove shell [Amphissa spp.]

brown seaslug [Onchidoris bilamellata]

BIVALVES

blue mussel [Mytilus trossulus]

rock jingle [Pododesmus cepio]

littleneck clam [Protothaca staminaea]

manila clam [Tapes philippinarum]

rectangle clam [Hiatella arctica]

pacific oyster [Crassostrea gigas]

wrinkled clam [Entodesma navicula]

CRUSTACEANS

common barnacle [Balanus glandula]

thatch barnacle [Semibalanus cariosus]

brown barnacle [Chthamalus dalli]

sphere pill bug [Gnorimospheroma sp.]

speckled pill bug [Cirolana harfordi]

seaweed pill bug [Idothea spp.]

kelp flea [gammarid amphipods]

shrimp [Hippolyte/Spirontocaris spp.]

hermit crab [Pagurus spp.]

purple crab [Hemigrapsus nudus]

drab crab [Hemigrapsus oregonensis]

porcelain crab [Petrolisthes eriomerus]

red rock crab [Cancer productus]

black clawed crab [Lophopanepeus bellus]

BRYOZOA

leafy soft bryo [Dendrobeania lichenoides]

tan bryo crust [various bryozoans]

orange bryo crust [Schizopora unicornis]

branching bryo [various bryozoans]

SEA CUCUMBERS

orange chiton cuc [Psolus chitonoides]

orange cucumber [Cucumaria miniata]

white smooth cuc [Cucumaria pallida]

ivory bristly cuc [Eupentacta quinquesemita]

SEA URCHINS

green urchin[Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis]

SEA/BRITTLE STARS

purple/brown star [Pisaster ochraceous]

mottled star [Evasterias troschelli]

sunflower star [Pycnopodia helianthoides]

colorful brittle star [Ophiopholis aculeata]

SEA SQUIRTS

warty seasquirt [Pyura haustor]

red seasquirt [Cnemidocarpa finmarkiensis]

seapork [various compound ascidians]

FISH

clingfish [Gobiesox maeandricus]

penpoint Gunnel [Apodichthys flavidus]

high cockscomb [Anoplarchus purpurescens]

rock prickleback [Xiphaster mucosus]

crescent gunnel [Pholis laeta]

tidepool sculpin [Oligocottus maculosus]