The BC Marinelife Index 

A simple photo identification guide to the species of the Pacific Northwest.

A work in progress...

Click on the images to enter each category.

Phylum Echinodermata: Sea stars, Sea cucumbers, Sea urchins, Sand dollars, Feather stars.

Phylum Cnidaria: Hydroids, Jellyfish, Corals, Anemones.

Phylum Ctenophora: Comb jellies.

Phylum Mollusca: Bivalves, Snails, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Squid, Chitons.

Phylum Brachiopoda: Lampshells

Phylum Arthropoda: Shrimps, Crabs, Isopods, Amphipods.

Phylum Chordata: Fish, Sharks, Rays, Ratfish

Phylum Annelida: Segmented worms, Tube worms.

Phylum Nemertea: Ribbon worms.

Phylum Platyhelminthes: Flatworms.

Phylum Urochordata: Ascidians, Tunicates.

Phylum Porifera: Sponges.

Phylum Bryozoa: Moss animals

Please note that advice is welcome on species identification. If anyone viewing these pages can fill in some of the blanks or rename incorrect species I would be grateful for the input. Email Webmaster

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