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Here is a list of most of the cnidarian species we encountered and collected. We collected in excess of 130 species for the cnidarian Tree of Life project!

Keep in mind that these are field identifications. Our determinations may change in some cases once we re-examine the specimens back in our labs with plenty of reference material. Note the many links to pictures below.

Staurozoa

Cleistocarpida
Depastridae
Manania uchidae | Photos: 1, 2
Eleutherocarpida
Lucernariidae
Haliclystus borealis | Photos: 1, 1
Haliclystus steinegeri | Photos: 1
Haliclystus tenuis | Photos: 1
Stenoscyphus inabai (?)
Kishinouyeidae
Sasakiella cruciformis | Photos: 1, 1
Scyphozoa
Coronatae
Nausithoidae
Nausithoe racemosa | Photos: 1, 1
Rhizostomeae
Mastigiidae
Mastigias papua | Photos: 1, 2
Mastigias papua ephyrae (?) | Photos: 1
Semaeostomeae
Pelagiidae
Chrysaora cf. pacifica

Hydrozoa

Actinulida
Anthoathecata
Asyncorynidae
Asyncoryne ryniensis | Photos: 1, 2
Bougainvilliidae
Bougainvillia fulva (?) | Photos: 1
Bimeria vestita (?)
Cladocorynidae
Cladocoryne floccosa
Cladonematidae
Cladonema pacifica | Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4
Cladonematidae sp. | Photos: 1
Corymorphidae
Euphysora bigelowi | Photos: 1, 2
Corynidae
Coryne uchidae
Dipurena ophiogaster | Photos: 1
Dipurena sp. | Photos: 1, 2
Sarsia nipponica | Photos: 1, 2
Eudendriidae
Eudendrium cf. capillare | Photos: 1
Eudendrium sp. 1
Eudendrium sp. n. 2 | Photos: 1
Eudendrium sp. 3
Hydractiniidae
Podocoryne minima | Photos: 1
Stylactaria sp. | Photos: 1, 2, 3
Hydrocorynidae
Hydrocoryne miurensis | Photos: 1, 2
Oceaniidae
Turritopsis nutricula | Photos: 1, 2
Clavidae sp. 1
Pennariidae
Pennaria disticha | Photos: 1, 2
Ptilocodiidae
Hydrichthella epigorgia
Proboscidactylidae
Proboscidactyla ornata | Photos: 1
Rathkeidae
Rathkea octopunctata | Photos: 1, 2
Solanderiidae
Solanderia misakiensis | Photos: 1, 2
Solanderia secunda | Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Syntheciidae
Hincksella sp. | Photos: 1, 2
Tubulariidae
Tubularia sp.
Zancleidae
Zanclea prolifera
Leptothecata
Aequoridae
Aequorea coerulescens
Aglaopheniidae
Aglaophenia cf. latecarinata
Aglaophenia whiteleggei
Aglaophenia sp. | Photos: 1, 2
Gymnangium ishikawai (?) | Photos: 1, 2
Gymnangium hians (?)
Lytocarpia niger | Photos: 1, 2, 3
Macrorhynchia balei (?) | Photos: 1
Macrorhynchia philippina
Campanulariidae
Clytia cf. gracilis
Clytia cf. linearis
Clytia sp. | Photos: 1
Obelia bidentata
Obelia cf. dichotoma
Obelia geniculata
Obelia longissima (?)
Campanulinidae
Egmundella humilis (?)
Eirenidae
Eugymnanthea japonica (?) | Photos: 1
Eucheilotidae
Eucheilota paradoxa | Photos: 1
Haleciidae
Halecium cf. delicatulum
Halecium minor (?) | Photos: 1, 2
Halecium pygmaeum (?) | Photos: 1
Halecium sp. 1
Halecium sp. 2
Nemalecium sp. | Photos: 1, 2, 3
Halopterididae
Antennella secundaria (?)
Antennella sp.
Halopteris sp. 1 | Photos: 1
Halopteris sp. 2
Hebellidae
(?) Hebella sp. | Photos: 1
Kirchenpauriidae
Kirchenpaueria pinnata (?) | Photos: 1
Ventromma halecioides | Photos: 1
Laodiceidae
Laodicea undulata | Photos: 1, 2
Plumulariidae
Dentitheca hertwigi | Photos: 1, 2, 2
Monotheca obliqua (?)
Nemertesia antennina | Photos: 1, 2
Plumularia filicaulis | Photos: 1, 2, 2
Plumularia filicula
Plumularia obliqua (?)
Plumularia cf. setacea | Photos: 1
Plumularia cf. spiralis
Sertulariidae
Abietinaria cf. abietina
Abietinaria sp.
Dynamena cornicina (?)
Dynamena crisioides | Photos: 1
Dynamena japonica | Photos: 1
Dynamena obliqua (?)
Dynamena quadridentata
Sertularella diaphana
Sertularella cf. inabai | Photos: 1, 2
Sertularella levigata (?)
Sertularella mirabilis
Sertularella miurensis
Sertularella sagamina (?) | Photos: 1
Sertularia distans (?)
Sertularia ligulata
Symplectoscyphus turgidus (?) | Photos: 1
Thyroscyphidae
Thyroscyphus fruticosus | Photos: 1
Thyroscyphus torresii | Photos: 1, 2
Siphonophorae
(Not collecting as per the request of our hosts.)
Limnomedusae
Olindiasidae
Gonionemus vertens (?=? G. oshoro) | Photos: 1, 2
Craspedacusta sp.
Narcomedusae
Trachymedusae
Geryoniidae
Liriope tetraphylla
Rhopalonematidae
Aglaura hemistoma | Photos: 1
Cubozoa
Carybdeida
Carybdeidae
Carybdea rastonii | Photos: 1, 2, 3
Carybdea sivickisi | Photos: 1, 2
unknown juvenile carybdeid 1 | Photos: 1
unknown juvenile carybdeid 2
Chirodropida
Anthozoa
Actiniaria
Actiniidae
Actinia "equina"
Anemonia erythraea
Anthopleura asiatica
Anthopleura atodai
Anthopleura fuscoviridis
Anthopleura inornata
Anthopleura kurogane
Anthopleura nigrescens
Anthopleura uchidai
Anthopleura sp. 1
Anthopleura sp. 2
Cnidopus japonicus
Dolfleinia armata
Actinostolides
Pycnanthus pagurii
Aiptasiidae
Aiptasia insignis
Aiptasiomorphidae
Aiptasiomorpha minuta
Boloceroididae
Boloceroides mcmurrichi
Edwardsiidae
Metaedwardsia akkeshi
Halcuriidae
Halcurias sp.
Haliplanellidae
Haliplanella lineata
Hormathiidae
Calliactis japonica
Calliactis polypus
Paracalliactis sp.
Isophellidae
Telmatactis sp.
Metriididae
Metridium senile fimbriatum (?)
Nemanthiidae
Nemathus nitidus
Sagartiidae
Verrillactis pagurii
Stichodactylidae
Entacmaea "actinostoloides"
Entacmaea "ramsayi"
Heteractis aurora
Stichodactyla tapetum
Thalassianthidae
Thalassianthus sp. | Photos: 1
Antipatharia
(Not collecting due to CITES restrictions.)
Ceriantharia
Family
Ceriantharia sp.
Corallimorpharia
Scleractinia
(Not collecting because the group is well covered by our friends Fukami and colleagues!)
Zoantharia
Family
Palythoa sp.
Octocorallia
(Not collecting as per the request of our hosts.)
2006 -- All images copyright by Cheryl Ames, Allen Collins, Jennifer Collins, Meg Daly, Luciana Gusmao, Antonio Marques, and/or Alvaro Migotto and may not be copied or re-used without explicit permission.