Other Marine Invertebrates of Texas

 

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