Marine Invertebrates in Our Collection
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Sponges (Porifera)  
   
Demospongiae  
   
Aplysinidae  
Psedoceratina crassa Branching Tube Sponge
Verongula reiswigi^ n/a
   
Callyspongiidae  
Callyspongia plicifera Azure Vase Sponge
   
Demospongidae  
Agelas conifera Brown Tube Sponge
Aplysina archeri Stove-Pipe Sponge
Aplysina cauliformis Row Pore Rope Sponge
Aplysina fistularis Yellow Tube Sponge
Aplysina fulva Scattered Pore Rope Sponge
Calyx podatypa Dark Volcano Sponge
Geodia neptuni Leathery Barrel Sponge
Neofibularia nolitangere Touch-Me-Not Sponge
Siphonodictyon coralliphagum Variable Boring Sponge
   
Iotrochotidae  
Iotrochota birotulata Green Finger Sponge
   
Irciniidae  
Ircinia strobilina Black-Ball Sponge
   
Niphatidae  
Niphates digitalis Pink Vase Sponge
Cribrochalina sp.^ a bowl sponge
Cribrochalina^ a bowl sponge
   
Petrosiidae  
Xestospongia muta Giant Barrel Sponge
Xestospongia sp.^ a barrel sponge
   
^ -tentative identification  
   
Cnidaria  
   
Hydrozoa (Hydroid and Siphonophores)  
   
Anthomedusae  
   
Milleporidae  
Millepora alcicornis Branching Fire Coral
   
Solanderiidae  
Solanderia gracilis Seafan Hydroid
   
Siphonophorae  
   
Physaliidae  
Physalia physalis Portuguese Man O' War
   
Jellyfish (Scyphozoa)  
   
Rhizostomeae  
   
Cassiopeidae  
Cassiopea xamachana Mangrove Upsidedown Jellyfish
   
Semaeostomeae  
   
Cyaneidae  
Cyanea capillata Lion's Mane Jellyfish
   
Ulmaridae  
Aurelia aurita Moon Jellyfish
   
Corals and Sea Anemones (Anthozoa)  
   
Hexacorallia  
   
Sea Anemones (Actiniaria)  
   
Aiptasiidae  
Bartholomea annulata Corkscrew Anemone
   
Actiniidae  
Condylactis gigantea Giant Caribbean Anemone
   
Black corals (Antipatharia)  
   
Antipathidae  
Antipathes caribbeana Bushy Black Coral
   
Hard Corals (Scleractinia)  
   
Acroporidae  
Acropora palmata Elkhorn Coral
   
Agariciidae  
Agaricia agaricites Tan Lettuce-Leaf Coral
Agaricia humilis Thin-leaf Lettuce Coral
   
Caryophylliidae  
Eusmilia fastiginia Smooth Flower Coral
   
Faviidae  
Colpophyllia natans Boulder Brain Coral
Diploria labyrinthiformis Grooved Brain Coral
Diploria strigosa Common Brain Coral
Montastraea annularis Boulder Star Coral
Montastraea cavernosa Great Star Coral
   
Meandrinidae  
Dendrogyra cylindrus Pillar Coral
Dichocoenia stokesi Elliptical Star Coral
Meandrina meandrites Maze Coral
   
Mussidae  
Mycetophyllia lamarckiana Ridged Cactus Coral
   
Poritidae  
Porites astreoides Mustard Hill Coral
Porites divaricata Thin Finger Coral
Porites porites Thick Finger Coral
   
Siderastreidae  
Siderastrea siderea Massive Starlet Coral
   
Octocorallia  
   
Soft Corals (Alcyonacea)  
   
Gorgoniidae  
Gorgonia sp. Sea Fan sp.
Pseudopterogorgia sp. Sea Plumes
Pterogorgia anceps Angular Sea Whip
   
Plexauridae  
Eunicea mammosa Swollen-Knob Candelabrum
Eunicea spp. Knobby Sea Rods
Plexaura homomalla Common Bushy Soft Coral
Plexaurella spp. Slit-Pore Sea Rods
Pseudoplexaura crucis Porous Sea Rod
   
Anthothelidae  
Iciligorgia schrammi Deepwater Sea Fan
   
Briareidae  
Briareum asbestinum Deadman's Finger
   
Arthropoda  
   
Horseshoe Crabs (Xiphosura)  
   
Limulidae  
Limulus polyphemus Atlantic Horseshoe Crab
   
Crustaceans (Crustacea)  
   
Decapoda  
   
Pleocyemata  
   
Stenopodidae  
Stenopus hispidus Banded Coral Shrimp
   
Palaemonoidea  
   
Palaemonidae  
Macrobrachium crenulatum Stream Shrimp
Periclimenes pedersoni Pederson Cleaner Shrimp
   
Achelata  
   
Palinuridae (Lobsters)  
Panulirus argus Caribbean Spiny Lobster
   
Paguroidea  
   
Coenobitidae (Hermit Crabs)  
Coenobita clypeatus Soldier Crab
   
Diogenidae (Left-handed Hermit Crabs)  
Petrochirus diogenes Giant Hermit Crab
   
Brachyura  
   
Cancridae  
Cancer irroratus Rock Crab
   
Grapsoidea  
   
Gecarcinidae (Land Crabs)  
Cardisoma guanhumi Great Land Crab
   
Grapsidae (Shore Crabs)  
Grapsus grapsus Sally Lightfoot Crab
   
Majoidea  
   
Majidae (Spider Crabs)  
Mithrax spinosissimus Channel Clinging Crab
Stenorhynchus seticornis Yellowline Arrow Crab
   
Ocypodoidea  
   
Ocypodidae (Ghost Crabs and Fiddler Crabs)  
Ocypode quadrata Atlantic Ghost Crab
Uca cf. mordax Biting Fiddler Crab
Ucides cordatus Land Mangrove Crab
   
Portunoidea  
   
Portunidae (Swimming Crabs)  
Callinectes sapidus Blue Crab
Portunus sebae Ocellate Swimming Crab
   
Pseudothelphusoidea  
   
Pseudothelphusidae  
Eudaniela garmani Manicou Crab
   
Isopoda  
   
Asellidae  
Caecidotea sp. Isopod
   
Mollusks (Mollusca)  
   
Chitons (Polyplacophora)  
   
Chitonidae (Chitons)  
Acanthopleura granulata West Indian Fuzzy Chiton
   
Octopus and Squid (Cephalopoda)  
   
Octopodidae (Benthic Octopus)  
Octopus briareus Caribbean Reef Octopus
   
Aquatic Snails (Gastropoda)  
   
Fasciolariidae (Tulip and Spindle Snails)  
Cinctura lilium Banded Tulip Snail
   
Neritidae  
Nerita tessellata Checkered Nerite
   
Strombidae (Conches)  
Strombus gigas Queen Conch
   
Tegulidae (Top Snails)  
Cittarium pica West Indian Top Snail
   
Bivalves (Bivalvia)  
   
Ostreidae  
Crassostrea virginica Eastern Oyster
   
Segmented Worms (Annelida)  
   
Polychaete Worms (Polychaeta)  
   
Amphinomidae  
Hermodice carunculata Bearded Fireworm
   
Serpulidae  
Spirobranchus giganteus Christmas Tree Worm
   
Leeches (Hirudinea)  
   
Haemopidae  
Haemopis plumbea green leech
   
Echinoderms (Echinodermata)  
   
Asterozoa  
   
Sea Stars (Asteroidea)  
   
Asteriidae  
Leptasterias polaris Polar Six-rayed Star
   
Oreasteridae  
Oreaster reticulatus Cushion Sea Star
   
Echinozoa  
   
Sea Urchins (Echinoidea)  
   
Diadematidae (Long-spined Urchins)  
Diadema antillarum Long-spined Urchin
   
Echinometridae (Sea Urchins)  
Echinometra cf. lucunter Rock Boring Urchin
Echinometra viridis Reef Urchin
   
Toxopneustidae (Globular Urchins)  
Lytechinus variegatus Variegated Sea Urchin
Tripneustes ventricosus West Indian Sea Egg
   
Brissidae (Heart Urchins)  
Meoma ventricosa Red Heart Urchin
   
Cidaridae (Cidaroid Sea Urchins)  
Eucidaris tribuloides Slate-pencil Urchin
   
Sea Cucumbers (Holothuroidea)  
   
Holothuriidae  
Holothuria floridana Florida Sea Cucumber
Holothuria mexicana Donkey Dung Sea Cucumber