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Cnidaria phylum (Cnidarians)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians)

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Cnidarians
Cnidaria phylum
Location: Providencia, Colombia
Photo Date: 7/9/2009




Anthozoa class (Sea Anemones and Corals)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals)

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Sea Anemones and Corals
Anthozoa class
Location: Comarca Guna Yala, Panama
Photo Date: 5/19/2007
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Sea Anemones and Corals
Anthozoa class
Location: San Blas Islands, Comarca Guna Yala, Panama
Photo Date: 5/17/2007
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Anthopleura artemisia (Moonglow Anemone)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Actiniaria (Sea Anemones) » Enthemonae » Actinioidea » Actiniidae » Anthopleura » Anthopleura artemisia (Moonglow Anemone)

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Moonglow Anemone
Anthopleura artemisia
Location: Gustavus, Unorganized Borough County, AK
Photo Date: 5/14/2006




Condylactis gigantea (Giant Anemone)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Actiniaria (Sea Anemones) » Enthemonae » Actinioidea » Actiniidae » Condylactis » Condylactis gigantea (Giant Anemone)

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Giant Anemone
Condylactis gigantea
Location: Stock Island, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 11/30/2018
Remarks: (underwater)
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Metridium farcimen (Giant Plumose Anemone)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Actiniaria (Sea Anemones) » Enthemonae » Metridioidea » Metridiidae » Metridium (Plumose Anemones) » Metridium farcimen (Giant Plumose Anemone)

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Giant Plumose Anemone
Metridium farcimen
Location: Stripe Rock, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/6/2008
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Scleractinia order (Stony Corals)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Scleractinia (Stony Corals)

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Stony Corals
Scleractinia order
Location: Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas National Park, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 7/12/2010




Pocillopora verrucosa (Cauliflower Coral)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Scleractinia (Stony Corals) » Pocilloporidae » Pocillopora (Cauliflower Corals) » Pocillopora verrucosa (Cauliflower Coral)

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Cauliflower Coral
Pocillopora verrucosa
Location: Molokini Crater, Maui County, HI
Photo Date: 12/25/2007




Pocillopora ligulata
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Scleractinia (Stony Corals) » Pocilloporidae » Pocillopora (Cauliflower Corals) » Pocillopora ligulata

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Pocillopora ligulata
Location: Molokini Crater, Maui County, HI
Photo Date: 12/25/2007




Faviinae subfamily
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Scleractinia (Stony Corals) » Faviidae » Faviinae

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Faviinae subfamily
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Pseudodiploria clivosa (Knobby brain coral)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Scleractinia (Stony Corals) » Faviidae » Faviinae » Pseudodiploria » Pseudodiploria clivosa (Knobby brain coral)

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Knobby brain coral
Pseudodiploria clivosa
Location: Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas County, FL
Photo Date: 5/25/2006
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Colpophyllia natans (Boulder Brain Coral)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Scleractinia (Stony Corals) » Faviidae » Faviinae » Colpophyllia » Colpophyllia natans (Boulder Brain Coral)

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Boulder Brain Coral
Colpophyllia natans
Location: San Blas, Panama
Photo Date: 5/19/2007
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Diploria labyrinthiformis (Grooved Brain Coral)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Scleractinia (Stony Corals) » Faviidae » Faviinae » Diploria » Diploria labyrinthiformis (Grooved Brain Coral)

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Grooved Brain Coral
Diploria labyrinthiformis
Location: Comarca Guna Yala, Panama
Photo Date: 5/19/2007
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Grooved Brain Coral
Diploria labyrinthiformis
Location: Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas County, FL
Photo Date: 5/25/2006




Orbicella annularis (Lobed Star Coral)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Scleractinia (Stony Corals) » Merulinidae » Orbicella » Orbicella annularis (Lobed Star Coral)

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Lobed Star Coral
Orbicella annularis
Location: Isla de Providencia, Colombia
Photo Date: 7/9/2009




Orbicella faveolata (Mountainous Star Coral)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Scleractinia (Stony Corals) » Merulinidae » Orbicella » Orbicella faveolata (Mountainous Star Coral)

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Mountainous Star Coral
Orbicella faveolata
Location: San Blas, Panama
Photo Date: 5/17/2007
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Mountainous Star Coral
Orbicella faveolata
Location: Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas County, FL
Photo Date: 5/25/2006




Agaricia genus
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Scleractinia (Stony Corals) » Agariciidae » Agaricia



Agaricia tenuifolia (Thin Leaf Lettuce Coral)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Scleractinia (Stony Corals) » Agariciidae » Agaricia » Agaricia tenuifolia (Thin Leaf Lettuce Coral)

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Thin Leaf Lettuce Coral
Agaricia tenuifolia
Location: Comarca Guna Yala, Panama
Photo Date: 5/19/2007
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Thin Leaf Lettuce Coral
Agaricia tenuifolia
Location: San Blas Islands, Comarca Guna Yala, Panama
Photo Date: 5/17/2007
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Palythoa caribaeorum (White Encrusting Zoanthid)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Hexacorallia (Hexacorallians) » Zoantharia (Zoantharians) » Brachycnemina » Sphenopidae » Palythoa » Palythoa caribaeorum (White Encrusting Zoanthid)

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White Encrusting Zoanthid
Palythoa caribaeorum
Location: Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas National Park, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 7/12/2010
Remarks: (Coral)


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White Encrusting Zoanthid
Palythoa caribaeorum
Location: Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas County, FL
Photo Date: 5/25/2006




Alcyonacea order (Soft Corals)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Octocorallia (Octocorals) » Alcyonacea (Soft Corals)

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Soft Corals
Alcyonacea order
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Soft Corals
Alcyonacea order
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Soft Corals
Alcyonacea order
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Soft Corals
Alcyonacea order
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Soft Corals
Alcyonacea order
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Soft Corals
Alcyonacea order
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Soft Corals
Alcyonacea order
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Soft Corals
Alcyonacea order
Location: Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas National Park, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 7/12/2010
Remarks: (Coral)


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Soft Corals
Alcyonacea order
Location: Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas County, FL
Photo Date: 5/25/2006


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Soft Corals
Alcyonacea order
Location: Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas County, FL
Photo Date: 5/25/2006




Gorgoniidae family
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Octocorallia (Octocorals) » Alcyonacea (Soft Corals) » Holaxonia » Gorgoniidae

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Gorgoniidae family
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Gorgoniidae family
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Gorgonia genus
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Octocorallia (Octocorals) » Alcyonacea (Soft Corals) » Holaxonia » Gorgoniidae » Gorgonia

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Gorgonia genus
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Gorgonia genus
Location: Isla de Providencia, Colombia
Photo Date: 7/9/2009




Gorgonia ventalina (Purple Sea Fan)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Octocorallia (Octocorals) » Alcyonacea (Soft Corals) » Holaxonia » Gorgoniidae » Gorgonia » Gorgonia ventalina (Purple Sea Fan)

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Purple Sea Fan
Gorgonia ventalina
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Antillogorgia genus (Atlantic Sea Plumes)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Octocorallia (Octocorals) » Alcyonacea (Soft Corals) » Holaxonia » Gorgoniidae » Antillogorgia (Atlantic Sea Plumes)

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Atlantic Sea Plumes
Antillogorgia genus
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Atlantic Sea Plumes
Antillogorgia genus
Location: Isla de Providencia, Colombia
Photo Date: 7/9/2009


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Atlantic Sea Plumes
Antillogorgia genus
Location: Isla de Providencia, Colombia
Photo Date: 7/9/2009


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Atlantic Sea Plumes
Antillogorgia genus
Location: Sambo Reef, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 5/28/2006


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Atlantic Sea Plumes
Antillogorgia genus
Location: Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas County, FL
Photo Date: 5/25/2006




Pseudoplexaura genus
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Octocorallia (Octocorals) » Alcyonacea (Soft Corals) » Holaxonia » Plexauridae » Pseudoplexaura

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Pseudoplexaura genus
Location: Isla de Providencia, Colombia
Photo Date: 7/9/2009




Erythropodium caribaeorum (Encrusting Gorgonian)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Anthozoa (Sea Anemones and Corals) » Octocorallia (Octocorals) » Alcyonacea (Soft Corals) » Scleraxonia » Anthothelidae » Erythropodium » Erythropodium caribaeorum (Encrusting Gorgonian)

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Encrusting Gorgonian
Erythropodium caribaeorum
Location: San Blas Islands, Comarca Guna Yala, Panama
Photo Date: 5/17/2007
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Scyphozoa class (True Jellies)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Scyphozoa (True Jellies)

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True Jellies
Scyphozoa class
Location: Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/4/2008
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Aurelia labiata (Greater Moon Jelly)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Scyphozoa (True Jellies) » Discomedusae (Discomedusans) » Semaeostomeae (Flag-mouth Jellies) » Ulmaridae (Ulmarid Jellies) » Aurelia (Moon Jellies) » Aurelia labiata (Greater Moon Jelly)

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Greater Moon Jelly
Aurelia labiata
Location: Kodiak, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/7/2008
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Greater Moon Jelly
Aurelia labiata
Location: Kodiak, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/7/2008


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Greater Moon Jelly
Aurelia labiata
Location: Kodiak, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/7/2008
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Greater Moon Jelly
Aurelia labiata
Location: Kodiak, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/7/2008
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Greater Moon Jelly
Aurelia labiata
Location: Foul Bay, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/7/2008




Aurelia limbata (Brown-rimmed Moon Jelly)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Scyphozoa (True Jellies) » Discomedusae (Discomedusans) » Semaeostomeae (Flag-mouth Jellies) » Ulmaridae (Ulmarid Jellies) » Aurelia (Moon Jellies) » Aurelia limbata (Brown-rimmed Moon Jelly)

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Brown-rimmed Moon Jelly
Aurelia limbata
Location: Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/4/2008
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Brown-rimmed Moon Jelly
Aurelia limbata
Location: Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/4/2008
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Cyanea ferruginea
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Scyphozoa (True Jellies) » Discomedusae (Discomedusans) » Semaeostomeae (Flag-mouth Jellies) » Cyaneidae (Cyaneid Jellies) » Cyanea (Lion's Mane Jellies) » Cyanea ferruginea

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Cyanea ferruginea
Location: Valdez-Cordova County, AK
Photo Date: 8/11/2008
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Cyanea ferruginea
Location: Valdez-Cordova County, AK
Photo Date: 8/10/2008


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Cyanea ferruginea
Location: Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/4/2008
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Cyanea ferruginea
Location: Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/4/2008
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Hydrozoa class (Hydrozoans)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Hydrozoa (Hydrozoans)

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Hydrozoans
Hydrozoa class
Location: Long Key, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 1/24/2019


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Hydrozoans
Hydrozoa class
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Velella velella (By-the-wind Sailor)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Hydrozoa (Hydrozoans) » Hydroidolina » Anthoathecata (Athecate Hydroids) » Capitata » Porpitidae » Velella » Velella velella (By-the-wind Sailor)

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By-the-wind Sailor
Velella velella
Location: Long Key, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 1/24/2019
Remarks: Also "purple sail"
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By-the-wind Sailor
Velella velella
Location: Azores, Portugal
Photo Date: 6/9/2005
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Milleporidae family (Fire Corals)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Hydrozoa (Hydrozoans) » Hydroidolina » Anthoathecata (Athecate Hydroids) » Capitata » Milleporidae (Fire Corals)

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Fire Corals
Milleporidae family
Location: Boaz Island, Bermuda
Photo Date: 6/22/2011
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Fire Corals
Milleporidae family
Location: San Blas Islands, Comarca Guna Yala, Panama
Photo Date: 5/17/2007
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Millepora genus (Fire Corals)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Hydrozoa (Hydrozoans) » Hydroidolina » Anthoathecata (Athecate Hydroids) » Capitata » Milleporidae (Fire Corals) » Millepora (Fire Corals)

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Fire Corals
Millepora genus
Location: San Blas, Panama
Photo Date: 5/17/2007
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Fire Corals
Millepora genus
Location: Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas County, FL
Photo Date: 5/25/2006




Millepora alcicornis (Branching Fire Coral)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Hydrozoa (Hydrozoans) » Hydroidolina » Anthoathecata (Athecate Hydroids) » Capitata » Milleporidae (Fire Corals) » Millepora (Fire Corals) » Millepora alcicornis (Branching Fire Coral)

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Branching Fire Coral
Millepora alcicornis
Location: Dry Tortugas National Park, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 7/11/2010
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Branching Fire Coral
Millepora alcicornis
Location: Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas County, FL
Photo Date: 5/25/2006




Polyorchis penicillatus (Red-eye Medusa)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Hydrozoa (Hydrozoans) » Hydroidolina » Anthoathecata (Athecate Hydroids) » Capitata » Corynidae (Bell Jellies) » Polyorchis » Polyorchis penicillatus (Red-eye Medusa)

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Red-eye Medusa
Polyorchis penicillatus
Location: Kodiak, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/7/2008
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Red-eye Medusa
Polyorchis penicillatus
Location: Stripe Rock, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/6/2008
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Red-eye Medusa
Polyorchis penicillatus
Location: Stripe Rock, Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/6/2008
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Red-eye Medusa
Polyorchis penicillatus
Location: Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/4/2008
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Physalia physalis (Portuguese Man o' War)
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Hydrozoa (Hydrozoans) » Hydroidolina » Siphonophorae (Siphonophores) » Cystonectae » Physaliidae » Physalia (Man O' Wars) » Physalia physalis (Portuguese Man o' War)

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Portuguese Man o' War
Physalia physalis
Location: Long Key, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 1/24/2019
ID Confidence: 84


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Portuguese Man o' War
Physalia physalis
Location: Long Key, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 1/24/2019
ID Confidence: 90
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Portuguese Man o' War
Physalia physalis
Location: Marquesas Keys, Monroe County, FL
Photo Date: 12/26/2011
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Mitrocoma cellularia
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Hydrozoa (Hydrozoans) » Hydroidolina » Leptothecata (Thecate Hydroids) » Mitrocomidae » Mitrocoma » Mitrocoma cellularia

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Mitrocoma cellularia
Location: Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/4/2008
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Staurostoma mertensii
Life (root) » Animalia (Animals) » Cnidaria (Cnidarians) » Hydrozoa (Hydrozoans) » Hydroidolina » Leptothecata (Thecate Hydroids) » Laodiceidae » Staurostoma » Staurostoma mertensii

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Staurostoma mertensii
Location: Kodiak Island County, AK
Photo Date: 8/4/2008
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