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Marine Life of British Columbia

Bull Kelp

Nereocystis luetkeana

 

Bull Kelp

Nereocystis luetkeana

 

Splitleaf Rockweed

Fucus gardneri

 

Common Coralline Seaweed

Corallina officinalis var. chilensis

Chalky Coralline Seaweed

Bossiella cretacea

 

Staghorn bryozoan

Celleporella sp.

Single-horn Bryozoan

Schizoporella unicornis

Sea Pen

Ptilosarcus guerneyi

 

 

Red Jellyfish

Cyanea capillata

 

Crimson Anemone

Cribrinopsis fernaldi

Aggregating Anemone

Anthopleura elegantissima

 

Plumose Anemone

Metridium senile

White-plumed Anemone

Metridium farcimen

 

White-plumed Anemone

Metridium farcimen

 

Buried Anemone

Tealia coriacea

 

Swimming Anemone

Stomphia coccinea

Fish-eating Anemone

Urticina piscivora

Fish-eating Anemone

Urticina piscivora

 

Fish-eating Anemone

Urticina piscivora

 

Tube Anemone

Pachycerianthus fimbriatus

 

Colonial Tube Worms

Dodecaceria fewkesi

 

Northern Featherduster Worm

Eudistylia vancouveri

Giant Nudibranch

Dendronotus iris

 

Lion Nudibranch

Melibe leonina

 

Hudson's Doris

Acanthodoris hudsoni

 

Yellowmargined Cadlina

Cadlina luteomarginata

Sea Lemon

Peltodoris nobilis

 

White Berthella

Berthella californica

 

White-lined Dirona or Alabaster Nudibranch

Dirona albolineata

 

Opalescent Nudibranch

Hermissenda crassicornis

Clown Nudibranch

Triopha catalinae

 

Pacific Giant Octopus

Octopus dofleini

 

Spiny Swimming Scallop

Chlamys hastata

 

Pink Swimming Scallop

Chalmys rubida

 

Rock Scallop

Crassadoma gigantea

 

California Mussel

Mytilus californianus

Wrinkled Dove Shell

Amphissa columbiana

 

Leafy Hornmouth

Ceratostoma foliata

 

Emarginate Dog-Winkle

Nucella emarginata

 

Frilled Dog-winkle

Nucella lamellosa

Blue Top Snail

Calliostoma ligatum

 

Northern Abalone

Haliotis kamshatkana

Mask or Speckled Limpet

Lottia persona

 

Giant Gumboot Chiton

Cryptochiton stelleri

Black Leather Chiton

Katharina tunicata

 

Merten's Chiton 

Lepidozona mertensi

Hairy Chiton

Mopalia ciliata

 

Red-flecked Chiton

Mopalia spectabilis

Lined Chiton

Tonicella lineata

 

Blue-Line Chiton

Tonicella undocaerulea

 

Giant Sunflower Star

Pycnopodia helianthoides

 

Bat Stars

Asterina miniata

 

Leather Star

Dermasterias imbricatus

 

Mottled Star

Evasterias troschelii

Blood Star

Henricia leviuscula

 

Six-arm Star

Leptasterias hexactis

Vermillion Star

Mediaster aequalis

 

Painted Star

Orthasterias koehleri

Purple Star

Pisaster ochraceus

 

Striped Sunstar

Solaster stimpsoni

Pink Short-spined Star

Pisaster brevispinus

 

Green Urchin

Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis

Red Urchin

Strongylocentrotus franciscanus

 

Purple Urchin

Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

Orange Cucumber

Cucumeria minata

Orange Cucumber

Cucumeria minata

 

Red Cucumber

Psolus chitonoides

 

White Cucumber

Eupentacta quinquesemita

California cucumber

Parastichopus californicus

 

Solitary Tunicate

Cnemidocarpa fismarkiensis

Giant Barnacle

Balanus nubilus

 

Thatched Barnacle

Semibalanus cariosus

Goose Barnacles

Pollicipes polymerus

 

Kelp Flea

Parapleustes pugettensis

Stiletto Shrimp

Heptacarpus stylus

 

Graceful Crab

Cancer gracilis

Pacific Lyre Crab

Hyas lyratus

 

Graceful Decorator Crab

Oregonia gracilis

Kelp Crab

Pugettia producta

 

Helmet Crab

Telmessus cheiragonus

Widehand Hermit

Elassochirus tenuimanus

 

Blackeyed Hermit

Pagurus armatus

 

Bering Hermit

Pagurus beringanus

 

Greenmark Hermit

Pagurus caurinus