Cnidaria of Orange County, California
and nearby places

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DNA-matched life-cycle stages shown by matched background colors. Exotic species: Yellow background

Compiled by Peter J. Bryant (pjbryant@uci.edu
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697

Class Hydrozoa
Order Anthothecata
 
Bougainvilliidae. "Bougainvillia: four dichotomously-branching oral tentacles and four marginal bulbs each bearing two or more tentacles all of the same kind. The hydroid stock is athecate, the hydranths have a conical proboscis and a single whorl of filiform tentacles; the medusa buds are borne below the hydranths, on their pedicels or on the stems (Vannucci and Rees, 1960)"
Medusa
Medusa with two unbranched tentacles, Ectopleura sp.
Barcode Index Number ACR4255

Medusa with two unbranched tentacles
, Ectopleura sp.
Barcode Index Number ACW2490

Medusa with two unbranched tentacles
, Ectopleura sp..
Barcode Index Number ACR4184

Bougainvillia sp. - Medusa with four unbranched tentacles.
Barcode Index Number ACR4341

Bougainvillia sp. - Medusa with four unbranched tentacles.
Barcode Index Number ACR4343
Hydranth
Hydroid, Ectopleura sp.
Barcode Index Number ACR4255
 
Hydroid.
Barcode Index Number ACR4184
 
Hydroid.
Barcode Index Number ACR4343
 
Medusa


Bougainvillia muscus (Medusa with four pairs of tentacles).
Barcode Index Number ACO837
5


Medusa with four pairs of tentacles.
Barcode Index Number ACR4338

Bougainvillia sp. with four triplets of tentacles.
Barcode Index Number ACR4342

Bougainvillia sp. with four triplets of tentacles.
Barcode Index Number ACR4339


Medusa.
Barcode Index Number ACW4756
Hydranth    

Hydroid.
Barcode Index Number ACR4339
 
 
Hydranth
Garveia annulata (no medusa phase)
       
 
  Cladonematidae Cordylophoridae Corymorphidae
Medusa
Cladonema (californicum?)
Barcode Index Number ACR4340
 
Corymorpha bigelowi.
Barcode Index Number ACH5002

Corymorpha sp.
Barcode Index Number ACR4296


Euphysa sp.
Barcode Index Number AAY7997

Hydranth  
Freshwater Hydroid, Cordylophora caspia. Barcode Index Number AAR9094
 
Corymorpha sp.
Barcode Index Number ACR4296
 
 
Corynidae Eudendriidae Hydridae
  No medusa phase
Medusa, Coryne eximia.
Barcode Index Number ACR4295
No medusa phase No medusa phase
 
Club Polyp, Coryne uchidai
Barcode Index Number ACR4087

Club Polyp, Coryne eximia.
Barcode Index Number ACR4295

Eudendrium sp.?

Green Hydra, Hydra viridissima

Brown Hydra, Hydra vulgaris
Barcode Index Number AAG7362
 
Oceanidae Polyorchidae Porpitidae Tubulariidae (No medusa phase)

Turritopsis dohrnii
Barcode Index Number ACW4293

Turritopsis nutricula
Barcode Index Number ACI0369

Giant Bell Jelly,
Scrippsia pacifica

By-the wind Sailor,
Velella velella
Barcode Index Number ACR4084

Pink-hearted Hydroid,
Ectopleura crocea
Barcode Index Number ACH9225
 

Turritopsis dohrnii
Barcode Index Number ACW4293

Turritopsis nutricula
Barcode Index Number ACI0369

       
 
Order Leptothecata
  Aequoreidae  Campanulariidae
 
Crystal Jelly,
Aequorea victoria

Clytia elsaeoswaldae
Barcode Index Number ACR4294


Clytia gracilis
Barcode Index Number AAD5401


Clytia sp.
Barcode Index Number AAR9451
 
       
Clytia sp.
Barcode Index Number AAR9451
 
Campanulariidae (cont.) Eirenidae
 
Obelia dichotoma
Barcode Index Number AAX5515

Obelia species 1
Barcode Index Number ACR4187

Obelia dichotoma
Barcode Index Number ACO3910



Umbrella Jelly,
Eutonina indicans
   
Obelia species 1
Barcode Index Number ACR4187
     
  Haleciidae Lovenellidae Plumularidae Sertulariidae  
   
Eucheilota bakeri, medusa phase
Barcode Index Number ACR4560
     
 
Halecium sp.

Eucheilota bakeri
Barcode Index Number ACR4560

Glassy Plume Hydroid,
Plumularia setacea

Sertularia distans
 
Order Siphonophorae
Diphyidae Physonectae  
 
Chelophyes appendiculata


Diphyes dispar?

Agalma elegans (Athorybia larva)

Nanomia sp. (larva)

Barcode Index Number ACL8638

Unidentified Siphonophore
Subclass Trachylinae
  Order Narcomedusae   Order Trachymedusae    
Solmarisidae Geryoniidae    
 
Unidentified Narcomedusa

Unidentified Solmarisid

Liriope tetraphylla
Barcode Index Number ACH9275
   
Class Anthozoa
Actiniidae

Actinostolidae


Moonglow Anemone,
Anthopleura artemisia?

Aggregating Anemone,
Anthopleura elegantissima

Solitary Green Anemone,
Anthopleura sola

Giant Green Anemone,
Anthopleura xanthogrammica

Brooding Sea Anemone,
Epiactis prolifera

Onion anemone,
Paranthus rapiformis (larva)
Arachnactidae Cerianthidae Corallimorphidae Dendrophylliidae  Gorgoniidae

Tube-dwelling anemone, Isarachnanthus nocturnus (Cerinula larva)

Tube Anemone,
Pachycerianthus fimbriata

Strawberry Anemone,
Corynactis californica

Orange Cup Coral,
Balanophyllia elegans

Red gorgonian,
Lophogorgia chilensis

Brown Gorgonian,
Muricea fructicosa

Haliplanellidae

Virgulariidae Zoanthidae      

Striped Anemone,
Haliplanella Luciae

Sea Pen,
Stylatula sp.

Zoanthus sp.
     
Class Scyphozoa      
Pelagiidae
Ulmaridae    
  Black Sea Nettle (Black Jellyfish), Chrysaora achlyos
West Coast Sea Nettle,
Chrysaora fuscescens

Moon Jelly,
Aurelia aurita