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

Morella cerifera

Nothoscordum bivalve

Opuntia humifusa

Pinus taeda

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

Ensis directus

Geukensia demissa

Littoraria irrorata

Mercenaria mercenaria

Neverita duplicata

Semicassis granulata

Sinum perspectivum

Arthropoda

Armadillidium vulgare

Balanus sp.

Callinectes sapidus

Emerita talpoida

Ligia exotica

Limulus polyphemus

Mercenaria menippe

Ocypode quadrata

Palaemonetes sp.

Persephona punctata

Scylla serrata

Uca pugilator

Fishes

Abudefduf saxatilis

Acanthocybium solandri

Amia calva

Anchoa mitchilli

Coryphaena hippurus

Epalzeorhynchos frenatus

Ginglymostoma cirratum

Gymnothorax funebris

Hippocampus erectus

Lagodon rhomboides

Lepisosteus osseus

Myoxocephalus scorpius

Odontaspis taurus

Pomatomus saltatrix

Prionotus tribulus

Raja eglanteria

Sphoeroides maculatus

Sphyraena barracuda

Thunnus albacares

Urophycis regia

Amphibians

Ambystoma tigrinum

Turtles, lizards and snakes

Agkistrodon contortrix

Agkistrodon piscivorus

Anolis carolinensis

Chelonia mydas

Chelydra serpentina

Chrysemys picta

Nerodia sp.

Opheodrys aestivus

Birds

Anas crecca

Ardea alba

Branta canadensis

Calidris mauri

Charadrius melodus

Charadrius vociferus

Egretta thula

Eudocimus albus

Fulica americana

Larus atricilla

Pandion haliaetus

Pelecanus occidentalis

Phalacrocorax auritus

Quiscalus major

Tringa melanoleuca

Mammals

Lontra canadensis

Tursiops truncatus

Sylviagus floridanus

Echinoderms

Mellita isometra

Asterias rubens