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Invertebrate Photos by Phylum

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Annellida
Polychaete tube worms (HAPC)

Bryozoa
Bryozoans (HAPC)

Coelenterata (Cnidaria)
Anemones (HAPC)
Bamboo coral (family: Isididae)
Brooding sea anenome (Epiactis prolifera)
Horny corals (HAPC)
Hydroids (HAPC)
Lion's mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata)
Sea raspberry (HAPC)
Sea pens (HAPC)
Sea pen (unidentified)

Arthropoda
Class: Crustacea,
Order: Decapoda Crabs
Brown box crab (Lopholithodes foraminatus)
Butterfly crab (Cryptolithodes typicus)
Golden king crab (Lithodes aequispinus)
Hair crab (Erimacrus isenbeckii)
Helmet crab (Telmessus cheiragonus)
Pacific lyre crab (Hyas lyratus)
Puget Sound king crab (Lopholithodes mandtii)
Red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus)
Scarlet king crab (Lithodes couesi)
Snow crab (Chionoecetes Opilio)
Spider crab (Macroregonia macrochira)
Spiny Lithoid crab (Acantholithodes hispidus)
Tanner crab (Chionoecetes bairdi)
Vermilion crab (Paralomis verrilli)

Galatheid Crabs
"Pinchbugs" (family: Chirostylidae)
"Squat Lobsters" (family: Galatheidae)

Hermit Crabs
Aleutian hermit crab (Pagurus aleuticus)
Purple hermit crab (Elassochirus cavimanus)
Widehand hermit crab (Elassochirus tenuimanus)

Shrimps
Alaskan pink shrimp (Pandalus eous)
Sidestriped shrimp (Pandalopsis dispar)
Spot shrimp (Pandalus platyceros)

Porifera
Fiber-optic sponge (Hyalonema sp.)
Sponges (HAPC)
Tree sponge (Mycale loveni)

Urochordata
Sea onion (HAPC)
Sea peach (HAPC)
Sea potato (HAPC)

Echinodermata
Class: Asteroidea (Sea Stars)
Blackspined sea star (Lethasterias nanimensis)
Cookie star (Ceramaster patagonicus)
Crested sea star (Lophaster furcilliger)
Cushion sea star (Pteraster tesselatus)
Fish-eating star (Stylasterias forreri)
Mud sea star (Ctenodiscus crispatus)
Northern sea star (Dipsacaster borealis)
Redbanded sea star (Leptasterias coei)
Rose sea star (Crossaster papposus)
Scarlet sea star (Pseudarchaster parelii)
Spiny red star (Hippasteria spinosa)
Sunflower sea star (Pycnopodia helianthoides)

Class: Crinoidea
Feather star (Florometra serratissima)
Yellow crinoids (sea lilies)

Class: Echinoidea (Sea Urchins)
Fragile red urchin (Allocentrotus fragilis)
Green sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis)
Heart urchin (Brisaster latifrons)

Class: Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers)
(Bathyplotes sp.)
Sea football (Cucumaria fallax)
California sea cucumber (Parastichopus californicus)

Class: Ophiuroidea (Basket and Brittle Sea Stars)
Basket sea star (Gorgonocephalus eucnemis)
Notched brittle star (Ophiura sarsi)
Other brittle stars (opiuroids)

Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Clams (various)
Empty bivalve shell (HAPC)
Mussels (HAPC)
Northern horsemussel (Modiolus modiolus)
Pacific pink scallop (Chlamys rubida)
Weathervane scallop (Patinopecten caurinus)

Class: Cephalopdoa
Giant Pacific octopus (Octopus dofleini)
Magistrate armhook squid (Berryteuthis magister)
Octopus (unidentified) (Octopus ????)
Robust clubhook squid (Moroteuthis robustus)

Class: Gastropoda
Buccinum ?? (Buccinum ??)
Empty gastropod shell (HAPC)
Kenicott's Beringius (Beringius kenicottii)
Oregon or hairy triton (Fusitriton oregonensis)
Pribiloff whelk (Neptunea pribiloffensis)
Ribbed neptune (Neptunea lyrata)
Sinuous whelk (Buccinum plectrum)
Stearn's volute (Arctomelon stearnsii)


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