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Checklist of Lower Invertebrates

Lower Invertebrates 
Common NameScientific Name
Phylum Porifera: Sponges
Class Demospongiae
Clathrina cancellata
Red Boring SpongeCliona celata
Desmacella infundibuliformis
Yellow Sun SpongeHalichondria bowerbanki
Breadcrumb SpongeHalichondria panicea
Mermaid’s GloveHaliclona oculata
Isodictya deichmannae
Isodictya palmata
Myxilla incrustans
Polymastia boletiformis
Spongilla lacustris
Stylocordyla borealis
Suberites compactus
Suberites ficus
Tedania suctoria
Class Calcarea
Scypha lingua
Class Hexactinellida
Sympagella nux
Phylum Cnidaria: Corals, Sea Anemones, and Jellyfish
Class Hydrozoa
Cordylophora caspia
Aglaophenia latecarinata
Aucaulis primarius
Calycopsis typa
Campanulina panicula
Cladocarpus flexilis
Eutima mira
Ectopleura dumortierii
Halammohydra schulzei
Margelis carolinensis
Physalia physalis
Plumularia tenella
Ptychogena crocea
Stegopoma plicatile
Pennaria disticha
Hybocodon prolifer
Corymorpha pendula
Protiara haeckeli
Hydractinia echinata
Proboscidactyla ornata
Nemopsis bachei
Tree HydroidEudendrium ramosum
Eudendrium dispar
Eudendrium carneum
Eudendrium capillare
Ringed TubulariaEctopleura larynx
Pink-hearted HydroidEctopleura crocea
Oaten Pipes HydroidTubularia indivisa
Laodicea undulata
Tima formosa
Clytia hemisphaerica
Clytia gracilis
Laomedea flexuosa
Orthopyxis integra
Obelia commissuralis
Obelia dichotoma
Obelia geniculata
Obelia longissima
Obelia bidentate
Herring Bone HydroidHalecium halecinum
Halecium articulosum
Halecium delicatulum
Dynamena pumila
Dynamena disticha
Sertularia argentea
Sertularia cupressina
Hydrallmania falcata
Nemertesia antennina
Sertularella tenella
Gonionemus vertens
Class Scyphozoa: True Jellyfish
Moon JellyAurelia aurita
Lion’s Mane JellyfishCyanea capillata
Manania auricula
Pelagia cyanella
Class Anthozoa: Corals and Sea Anemones
Acanella arbuscula
Actinauge longicornis
Actinauge verrillii
Actinostola callosa
Adamsia sociabilis
Anemonia sargassensis
Antholoba perdix
Northern Star CoralAstrangia poculata
Deeplet Sea AnemoneBolocera tuediae
Caryophyllia communis
Ceriantheopsis americana
Chondrophellia coronata
Dasmosmilia lymani
Ghost AnemoneDiadumene leucolena
Orange-striped Green Sea AnemoneDiadumene lineata
Edwardsia elegans
Lined AnemoneEdwardsiella lineata
Epizoanthus norvegicus
Epizoanthus paguriphilus
Epizoanthus papillosus
Flabellum alabastrum
Flabellum macandrewi
Fungiacyathus symmetricus
Gersemia fruticosa
Sea StrawberryGersemia rubiformis
Halcampa duodecimcirrata
Halipteris finmarchica
Haloclava producta
Kophobelemnon scabrum
Lepidisis caryophyllia
Metridium dianthus
Metridium senile
Paracalliactis consors
Pennatula aculeata
Hump CoralPorites porites
Ptilella grandis
Stephanauge acanellae
Stephanauge nexilis 
Stephanauge spongicola
Umbellula lindahli
Mottled AnemoneUrticina crassicornis
Phylum Ctenophora: Comb Jellies
Sea GooseberryPleurobrachia pileus
Sea WalnutMnemiopsis leidyi
Beroe cucumis