Bio 412 Marine Biology Field Guide

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The guide below is being developed as an ongoing project of the Marine Biology course at Ashland University. Each semester's class takes a three day trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and develops field guide entries for species seen in the field.

Plants

Distichlis spicata

Juncus roemerianus

Spartina alterniflora

Spartina patens

Ectoprocta

Alyconidium verrilli

Ctenophora

Mnemiopsis leidyi

Mollusca

Aequipecten muscosus

Argopecten irradians

Busycon carica

Crepidula convexa

Crepidula fornicata

Diodora cayenensis

Dosinia elegans

Geukensia demissa

Littoraria irrorata

Mercenaria mercenaria

Neverita duplicata

Semicassis granulata

Sinum perspectivum

Arthropoda

Callinectes sapidus

Emerita talpoida

Ligia exotica

Palaemonetes sp.

Balanus sp.

Ocypode quadrata

Limulus polyphemus

Persephona punctata

Scylla serrata

Uca pugilator

Fishes

Abudefduf saxatilis

Acanthocybium solandri

Amia calva

Coryphaena hippurus

Epalzeorhynchos frenatus

Ginglymostoma cirratum

Gymnothorax funebris

Hippocampus erectus

Lagodon rhomboides

Lepisosteus osseus

Odontaspis taurus

Pomatomus saltatrix

Raja eglanteria

Sphoeroides maculatus

Thunnus albacares

Amphibians

Ambystoma tigrinum

Turtles, lizards and snakes

Chelonia mydas

Chelydra serpentina

Chrysemys picta

Nerodia sp.

Opheodrys aestivus

Agkistrodon contortrix

Anolis carolinensis

Agkistrodon piscivorus

Birds

Branta canadensis

Charadrius melodus

Charadrius vociferus

Ardea alba

Eudocimus albus

Calidris mauri

Larus atricilla

Pandion haliaetus

Pelecanus occidentalis

Quiscalus major

Phalacrocorax auritus

Tringa melanoleuca

Mammals

Lontra canadensis

Tursiops truncatus

Echinoderms

Mellita isometra