Videos of Invertebrate Phyla at Race Rocks

PHYLUM PORIFERA

red sponge hermit crab sponge
 Rostanga nudibranch eating a red sponge.
Rostanga pulchra and Ophlitaspongia pennata
 The hermit crab Pagurus
and Suberites sponge –

PHYLUM CNIDARIA: Class Anthozoa

gersemia soft coral
Pink soft coral and a close-up study of defense mechanisms. (June 2001) Gersemia rubiformis, Soft pink coral of Race Rocks Gersemia rubiformis,
sea pen zooanthid anemone
 Sea Pen
Ptilosarcus gurneyi
Zooanthid anemone Epizoanthus scotinus The Plumose Anemone Metridium farcimen

PHYLUM CNIDARIA: Class Scyphozoa

Jellyfish, Cyanea jellyfish Stalked Jellyfish
The Jellyfish Cyanea Cyanea capillata The Jellyfish Euphysa Euphysa flammea The Stalked Jellyfish Haliclystus sp.

PHYLUM CNIDARIA- Class Hydrozoa

tubularia hydroids jelly fish
Rare hydroid near Race Rocks Tubularia sp. Hydroids,tunicates and sponges growing on Balanus nubilus barnacles at the tidal current energy site. Medusae: jellyfish swimming in the waters of Race Rocks. (June 2001)

PHYLUM BRYOZOA

bryozoa

PHYLUM ARTHROPODA

orange hermit kelp fly king crab slater
Orange Hermit Crab Elassochirus gilli Flat backed kelp fliesCoelopa vanduzeei The Puget Sound King Crab……..Lopholithodes mandtii The Sea SlaterLigia pallasii
pea crab hermit crab gammarus seaspider
The Pea Crab, parasite in mussel…..Fabia subquadrata The wide-hand hermit crab. Elassochirus tenuimanis The amphipod Gammarus sp. The Pycnogonid (SeaSpider) Phoxichilidium femoratum
purple shore crab barnacle feeding
 Purple Shore crabHemigrapsus nudus Microscopic video of juvenile feeding.Balanus nubilus The Red velvet Mite:Neomolgus littoralis

PHYLUM ANNELIDA

jelly tube tubeworm
The Jelly tube worm…. .Myxicola infundibiulum The Feather-Duster tube worm……..Eudistylia vancouveri

PHYLUM MOLLUSCA

lined chiton abalone escape abalone video abalone video
The Lined ChitonTonicella lineata The Escape Response of Abalone Pycnopodia Haliotis kamtschatkana Carmen and Garry discuss the abalone Haliotis kamtschatkana Abalone eating diatoms on a glass wall Haliotis kamtschatkana
octopus gumboot chiton corolla,corolla swimming scallop
Octopus body. -an impromptu dissection. Enteroctopus dofleini The Gumboot Chiton…….Cryptochiton stelleri The Pteropod Corolla spectabilis The Swimming Scallop Chlamys hastata
nudibranch crepidula keyhole limpet escape response
A microscopic view of a nudibranch of the family Dendronotidae The Slipper shell Crepidula adunca A video of the escape response of the Keyhole limpet. Diodora aspera

PHYLUM SIPUNCULIDA

peanut worm
Peanut Worms Phascolosoma agassizii

PHYLUM ECHINODERMATA

sea cuc sperm video california sea cucumber sea cucumber sea cucumber
Sea Cucumber emitting sperm Parastichopus californicus The California Sea Cucumber escape response An albino sea cucumber Parastichopus californicus The Orange Sea Cucumber Cucumaria curata.
purple urchin Psolus Blood star
The purple urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Predation of the Creeping Pedal Sea Cucumber
Psolus chitinoides
The Blood Star Henricia leviscula The Vermillion StarMediaster aequilis
vermillion star spiny six-rays sea star
The vermillion star producing sperm. The Spiny Sea star Hippasteria spinosa The Six Rayed Star Leptasterias hexactis The Sunflower star Pycnopodia helianthoides
Pycnopodia video with brittle star brittle star purple urchin
Pycnopodia closeups Brittle Stars Ophiothrix spiculata Microscopic images of a Brittle star.Ophiothrix spiculata Rita introduces the purple urchin and some other Echinoderms. IN PORTUGUESE:

PHYLUM CHORDATA, subclass Tunicata

distaplia
The club tunicate Distaplia smithii

MIXED PHYLA

Invertebrates zooplankton
Invertebrates of Race Rocks Zooplankton (Macro) at Race Rocks, 2000