Other Marine Invertebrates of Texas

 

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Common Name Scientific Name Type Family Thumb
Alternating bryozoan Amathia alternata bryozoans Vesiculariidae
Australian spotted jellyfish Phyllorhiza punctata jellyfishes Mastigiidae
Banded brittle star Hemipholis elongata brittle stars Ophiactidae
Bay barnacle Balanus improvisus barnacles (crustacea) Balanidae
Brittle star Microphiopholis atra brittle stars Amphiuridae
By the wind sailor Velella velella hydroids Porpitidae
Cannonball jellyfish Stomolophus meleagris jellyfishes Rhizostomatidae
Clinging jellyfish Nemopsis bachei hydroids Bougainvilliidae 
Common clam worm Alitta succinea worms, marine (polychaetes) Nereididae
Dark-banded mantis shrimp Lysiosquilla scabricauda mantis shrimps (crustacea) Lysiosquillidae
Diffuse ivory bush coral Oculina diffusa corals Oculinidae
Fragile barnacle Chthamalus fragilis barnacles (crustacea) Chthamalidae
Giant purple barnacle Megabalanus tintinnabulum barnacles (crustacea) Balanidae
Goose barnacle Lepas anserifera barnacles (crustacea) Lepadidae
Gray sea star Luidia clathrata starfishes Luidiidae
Hidden cup coral Phyllangia americana corals Caryophylliidae
Ivory barnacle Balanus eburneus barnacles (crustacea) Balanidae
Lesser mantis shrimp Gibbesia neglecta mantis shrimps (crustacea) Squillidae
Mantis shrimp Squilla empusa mantis shrimps (crustacea) Squillidae
Many-ribbed jellyfish Rhacostoma atlanticum hydroids Aequoreidae
Marine leech Calliobdella vivida marine leeches Piscicolidae
Moon jellyfish Aurelia aurita jellyfishes Ulmaridae 
Mushroom jellyfish Rhopilema verrilli jellyfishes Rhizostomatidae
Northern cup coral Astrangia poculata corals Rhizangiidae
Offshore mantis shrimp Squilla chydaea mantis shrimps (crustacea) Squillidae
Onion anemone Paranthus rapiformis anemones Actinostolidae
Pipe cleaner sea pen Virgularia presbytes sea pens Virgulariidae
Pleated sea squirt Styela plicata tunicates Styelidae
Portuguese man o' war Physalia physalis hydroids Physaliidae
Purple striped barnacle Balanus trigonus barnacles (crustacea) Balanidae
Purple-striped jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca jellyfishes Pelagiidae
Reticulated striped barnacle Balanus reticulatus barnacles (crustacea) Balanidae
Ridged slipper lobster Scyllarides nodifer lobsters (crustacea) Scyllaridae
Rosette-scaled brittle star Ophiolepis elegans brittle stars Ophiuridae
Sand dollar Mellita quinquiesperforata sand dollars Mellitidae
Sauerkraut bryozoan Zoobotryon verticillatum bryozoans Vesiculariidae
Sea cucumber Allothyone mexicana sea cucumbers Phyllophoridae
Sea grape Mogula manhattensis tunicates Mogulidae
Sea nettle Chrysaora quinquechirrha jellyfishes Pelagiidae
Sea pansy Renilla muelleri sea pens Renillidae
Sea walnut Beroe ovata comb jellies Beroidae
Sea wasp Chiropsalmus quadrumanus jellyfishes Chiropsalmidae
Sea whip Leptogorgia setacea corals Gorgoniidae
Small goose barnacle Lepas pectinata barnacles (crustacea) Lepadidae
Smooth goose barnacle Lepas anatifera barnacles (crustacea) Lepadidae
Spiral-tufted bushy bryozoan Bugula nertina bryozoans Bugulidae
Striped barnacle Balanus amphitrite amphitrite barnacles (crustacea) Balanidae
Thorn isopod Ancinus depressus marine isopods Ancinidae 
Tricolor anemone Calliactis tricolor anemones Hormathiidae
Two-spined sea star Astropecten duplicatus starfishes Astropectinidae
Warty anemone Bunodosoma cavernatum anemones Actiniidae
White barnacle Balanus subalbidus barnacles (crustacea) Balanidae