Fishes of Nationa Park of American Samoa

Common Names of Marine Invertebrates- Click name for more information

Common Name
Scientific Name
A
 
anemone crab Dardanus pedunctulatus
Arabian cowryCypraea arabica
armored dye shellThais armigera
arrowhead crabHuenia heraldica
augerTerebra babylonia
B
 
banded coral shrimp  Stenopus hispidus
banded urchinEchinothrix calamaris
beaded sea anemoneHeteractis aurora
black dendrodoridDendrodoris nigra
black sea cucumber
Holothuria atra
blue black urchinEchinothrix diadema
brittlestar ( ophiuroid)Ophionereis sp.
brownbar snapping shrimpAlpheus lobidens
bumblebee shrimpGnathophyllum americanum
C
 
chiton (chitonid) Chiton sp.
chiton (cryptoplac) Cryptoplax larvaeformis
Christmas tree wormSpirobranchus giganteus
collector urchin (temnopleur)Pseudoboletia maculata
collector urchin (toxopneust)Tripneustes gratilla
common box crabCalappa hepatica
common comet starLinckia guildingii
common sea hareDolabrifera dolabrifera
conchPleuroploca filamentosa
cone shell hermit crabCiliopagurus strigatus
cone top shellTectus conus
conspicuous sea cucumber Synapta maculata
coral snapping shrimpAlpheus sublucanus
cowryCypraea asellus
crown-of-thorns starfish   Acanthaster planci
Cuba frogsnailBursa granularis
cushion star    Culcita novaeguineae
cylindrical star Dactylosaster cylindricus
cymbal bubble shellHaminoea cymbalum
D
 
daisy snapping shrimpAlpheus gracilipes
day octopusOctopus cyanea
decorated nudibranchChromodoris decora
decorator crabCamposcia retusa
didemnidDidemnum sp.
doris nudibranchChromodoris sp.
E
 
eared sea hareDolabella auricularia
elbow crab Aethra scruposa
elbow crab Daldorfia horrida
elysia slugThuridilla sp.
eroded cowryCypraea erosa
eyed augerTerebra guttata
eyed cowryCypraea argus
F
 
featherduster wormSabellastrate indica
feather hydroidPennaria disicha
featherstar Comanthus sp.
featherstar Comaster multifidus
featherstarCrinoidea
featherstar Dorometra nana
finger drupe Drupa grossularia
flat rock crabPercnon plannissimum
flatworm   Aquaplana sp.
flatworm   Bulaceros porcelanous
flatwormPseudobiceros sp.
flatwormPseudoceros sp.
flea cone Conus pulicarius
fluted giant clamTridacna squamosa
fragile dendrodoridDendrodoris fragilis
fragile fire shellLima fragilis
Fromia sea starFromia monilis
G
 
garland nassaNassa serta
giant mantis shrimpLysiosquilla maculata
glass slugCyerce elegans
H
 
harp shellHarpa amouretta
hinge-beak shrimpRhynchocinetes sp.
horned ghost crabOcypode ceratophthalmia
horrid elbow crabDaldorfia horrida
humpback cowryCypraea mauritiana
hump-backed shrimpSaron sp.
hydroidLytocarpus phillippinus
I
 
Isabella's cowryCypraea isabella
K
 
keeled heart urchinBrissus latecarinatus
Keferstein's sea cucumberPolyplectana kefersteini
knobby spindle Latirus nodatus
knobby-top cone Conus distans
koua river prawnMacrobrachium australe
L
 
ladder tunicateBotryllus sp.
leopard cone Conus leopardus
leopard sea cucumberBohadschia argus
lightfoot crabGrapsus tenuicrustatus
light-spotted sea cucumberHolothuria hilla
linckiaLinckia sp.
liomeraLiomera sp.
lion's paw sea cucumberEuapta godeffroyi
long-spined urchin Diadema savignyi
lynx cowryCypraea lynx
M
 
mammy fishActinopyga nobilis
mantis shrimpGonodactylaceus sp.
marlinspike auger     Terebra maculata
medusa shaghetti wormLoimia medusa
melampusTralia costata
monkey river shrimp Macrobrachium lar
mountain river prawnMacrobrachium latimanus
mulberry drupeDrupa morum
murexChicoreus brunneus
mycale spongeMycale grandis
N
 
needle spine urchin Echinostrephus aciculatus
niso shellNiso sp.
nudibranchChromodoris sp.
nudibranchFlabinella sp.
nudibranchGlossodoris atromarginata
nudibranchHallaxa atrotuberculata
nudibranchJorunna funebris
nudibranchOrodoris miamirina
nudibranchRisbecia tryoni
O
 
oblong urchinEchinometra oblonga
octopusOctopus sp.
orange-banded snapping shrimpAlpheus paracritinus
orange gumdropBerthellina citrina
orange-red didemnidDidemnum sp.
ornate sap-sucking slugElysia ornata
oval squidSepioteuthis lessoniana
oyster    Pinctada sp.
P
 
painted spiny lobsterPanulirus versicolor
paloloPalola siciliensis
peanut wormPhascolosoma nigrescens
pearly top shellTrochus sp.
pebble crabEtisus dentatus
Pele's murex Homalocantha anatomica
petroglyph shrimp Alpheus deuterops
Philippean mantis shrimpGonodactylaceus mututus
phyllidia (nudibranch)Phyllidia sp.
pied brittle starOphiocoma pica
platydoris (nudibranch)Platydoris cruenta
pom-pom crabLybia tessellata
porites coral nudibranchPhestilla lugubris
porous cowryCypraea poraria
Portuguese man-of-warPhysalia physalis
pottery vaseVasum ceramicum
prickly hornCerithium echinatum
pronghorn spiny lobsterPanulirus penicillatus
pugnose caridinaCaridina weberi
purple-spotted nudibranchChromodoris aspersa
pustule nudibranchPhyllidiella pustulosa
R
 
rat cone Conus rattus
red pencil urchinHeterocentrotus mammilatus
red-rim melaniaMelanoides tuberculatus
reticulated brittle starOphiocoma brevipes
ribbon wormBaseodiscus hemprichii
ribbon wormLineus sp.
ringed cowryCypraea annulus
ringed sap-sucking slugPlakobranchus ocellata
rock barnacleChthamalus proteus
rock-boring urchin Echinometra mathaei
rusty guard crabTrapezia ferruginea
S
 
sap-sucking slugElysia sp.
scalewormGastrolepida clavigera
scalewormLepidonotus cf. cristatus
scaleworm Paralepidonotus indicus
scallopPectin coruscans
sculptered slipper lobster Parribacus antarticus
sea cucumberPolycheira rufescens
sea cucumber  Stichopus horrens
sea cucumber crabLissocarcinus orbicularis
sea fan Gorgonia sp.
sea frostSalmacina dysteri
sea squirts Ascidia sp
sea star shrimpPericlimenes soror
seven-eleven crabCarpilius maculatus
sheriff badge starAsterina carinifera
sisiOstodes strigatus
slender cone Conus nussatella
small giant clamTridacna maxima
smooth box crabCalappa calappa
snakehead cowryCypraea caputserpentis
snapping shrimpAlpheus crassimanus
snapping shrimpAlpheopsis aequalis
snapping shrimp Metalpheus paragracilis
snowflake snapping shrimpAlpheus strenuus
soft corals Dendronephthya sp.
soldier brush shrimpAtya spinipes
soldier cone Conus miles
Spanish dancerHexibranchus sanguineus
spiky sea cucumber  Stichopus chloronotus
spiny brittle starOphiocoma erinaceus
spongeCraniella abracadabra
spongeEuryspongia delicata
spongeLeucetta sp.
spongePlakina cf. trilopha
spongeScopalina cf. ruetzleri
spongeStelletta durissima
sponge crabCryptodromia sp.
spotted drupe Drupa ricina
spotted linckiaLinckia multifora
striated cone Conus striatus
stubborn sea cucumberHolothuria pervicax
swallow cowryCypraea sp.
T
 
tapestry shellTurbo petholatus
teated sea cucumberHolothuria whitmaei
ten-lined urchin Eucidaris metularia
tiger cowryCypraea tigris
tongue wormArchibonellia sp.
turbin shellAstraea rhodostoma
turbin shellTurbo sp.
truncatellaTruncatella sp.
V
 
variable wormsnailSerpulorbis variabilis
varicose phyllidiaPhyllidia varicosa
velvet sea slugChelidonura varians
velvet star Leiaster speciosus
venus clamPeriglypta reticulata
W
 
warty sea cucumberStichopus horrens
wentle trap Epitonium ulu
wharf roachLigia exotica
whelkPisania ignea
white and brown dendrodoridDendrodoris albobrunnea
white sea cucumberLabidodemas pertinax
white-speckled sea hareAplysia dactylomela
white-spotted hermit crabDardanus megistos
white-spotted sea cucumber Actinopyga mauritiana
X
 
xanthid crabEtisus sp.
  

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