Other Marine Invertebrates of Texas

 


Warty anemone
Bunodosoma cavernatum
Actiniidae - anemones

 


Onion anemone
Paranthus rapiformis
Actinostolidae - anemones

 


Many-ribbed jellyfish
Rhacostoma atlanticum
Aequoreidae - hydroids

 


Brittle star
Microphiopholis atra
Amphiuridae - brittle stars

 


Thorn isopod
Ancinus depressus
Ancinidae  - marine isopods

 


Two-spined sea star
Astropecten duplicatus
Astropectinidae - starfishes

 


Giant purple barnacle
Megabalanus tintinnabulum
Balanidae - barnacles (crustacea)

 


Purple striped barnacle
Balanus trigonus
Balanidae - barnacles (crustacea)

 


Striped barnacle
Balanus amphitrite amphitrite
Balanidae - barnacles (crustacea)

 


Bay barnacle
Balanus improvisus
Balanidae - barnacles (crustacea)

 


Ivory barnacle
Balanus eburneus
Balanidae - barnacles (crustacea)

 


Reticulated striped barnacle
Balanus reticulatus
Balanidae - barnacles (crustacea)

 


White barnacle
Balanus subalbidus
Balanidae - barnacles (crustacea)

 


Sea walnut
Beroe ovata
Beroidae - comb jellies

 


Clinging jellyfish
Nemopsis bachei
Bougainvilliidae  - hydroids

 


Spiral-tufted bushy bryozoan
Bugula nertina
Bugulidae - bryozoans

 


Hidden cup coral
Phyllangia americana
Caryophylliidae - corals

 


Sea wasp
Chiropsalmus quadrumanus
Chiropsalmidae - jellyfishes

 


Fragile barnacle
Chthamalus fragilis
Chthamalidae - barnacles (crustacea)

 


Sea whip
Leptogorgia setacea
Gorgoniidae - corals

 


Tricolor anemone
Calliactis tricolor
Hormathiidae - anemones

 


Goose barnacle
Lepas anserifera
Lepadidae - barnacles (crustacea)

 


Small goose barnacle
Lepas pectinata
Lepadidae - barnacles (crustacea)

 


Smooth goose barnacle
Lepas anatifera
Lepadidae - barnacles (crustacea)

 


Gray sea star
Luidia clathrata
Luidiidae - starfishes

 


Dark-banded mantis shrimp
Lysiosquilla scabricauda
Lysiosquillidae - mantis shrimps (crustacea)

 


Australian spotted jellyfish
Phyllorhiza punctata
Mastigiidae - jellyfishes

 


Sand dollar
Mellita quinquiesperforata
Mellitidae - sand dollars

 


Sea grape
Mogula manhattensis
Mogulidae - tunicates

 


Common clam worm
Alitta succinea
Nereididae - worms, marine (polychaetes)

 


Diffuse ivory bush coral
Oculina diffusa
Oculinidae - corals

 


Banded brittle star
Hemipholis elongata
Ophiactidae - brittle stars

 


Rosette-scaled brittle star
Ophiolepis elegans
Ophiuridae - brittle stars

 


Purple-striped jellyfish
Pelagia noctiluca
Pelagiidae - jellyfishes

 


Sea nettle
Chrysaora quinquechirrha
Pelagiidae - jellyfishes

 


Sea cucumber
Allothyone mexicana
Phyllophoridae - sea cucumbers

 


Portuguese man o' war
Physalia physalis
Physaliidae - hydroids

 


Marine leech
Calliobdella vivida
Piscicolidae - marine leeches

 


By the wind sailor
Velella velella
Porpitidae - hydroids

 


Sea pansy
Renilla muelleri
Renillidae - sea pens

 


Northern cup coral
Astrangia poculata
Rhizangiidae - corals

 


Cannonball jellyfish
Stomolophus meleagris
Rhizostomatidae - jellyfishes

 


Mushroom jellyfish
Rhopilema verrilli
Rhizostomatidae - jellyfishes

 


Ridged slipper lobster
Scyllarides nodifer
Scyllaridae - lobsters (crustacea)

 


Offshore mantis shrimp
Squilla chydaea
Squillidae - mantis shrimps (crustacea)

 


Mantis shrimp
Squilla empusa
Squillidae - mantis shrimps (crustacea)

 


Lesser mantis shrimp
Gibbesia neglecta
Squillidae - mantis shrimps (crustacea)

 


Pleated sea squirt
Styela plicata
Styelidae - tunicates

 


Moon jellyfish
Aurelia aurita
Ulmaridae  - jellyfishes

 


Sauerkraut bryozoan
Zoobotryon verticillatum
Vesiculariidae - bryozoans

 


Alternating bryozoan
Amathia alternata
Vesiculariidae - bryozoans

 


Pipe cleaner sea pen
Virgularia presbytes
Virgulariidae - sea pens