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Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States

Appendix B


Scientific and Common Names of Animals

 
   Scientific name                Common namea

Acmaea spp. Limpets Acropora spp. Staghorn corals Agrenia spp. Springtails Amphipholis spp. Brittle stars Amphitrite spp. Terebellid worms Ancylus spp. Freshwater mollusks Anodonta spp. Freshwater mollusks Anodontoides spp. Freshwater mollusks Anopheles spp. Mosquitoes Aplexa spp. Pouch snails Arenicola spp. Lugworms Asellus spp. Isopods Baetis spp. Mayflies Balanus spp. Acorn barnacles Bryocamptus spp. Harpacticoid copepods Caenis spp. Mayflies Callianassa spp. Ghost shrimp Cambarus spp. Crayfishes Canthocamptus spp. Harpacticoid copepods Cerianthus spp. Sea anemones Chaetopterus spp. Polychaete worms Chironomus spp. Midges Chironomidae Midges Chthamalus spp. Acorn barnacles Cnemidocarpa spp. Tunicates Crassostrea spp. Oysters C. virginica (Geml.) Eastern oyster Dendraster spp. Sand dollars Diamesa spp. Midges Donax spp. Wedge shells Echinocardium spp. Heart urchins Elliptio spp. Freshwater mollusks Emerita spp. Mole crabs Ephemerella spp. Mayflies Erpobdella spp. Leeches Eukeiefferiella spp. Midges Eunapius spp. Freshwater sponges Euzonus spp. Blood worms Gammarus spp. Scuds Gelastocoris spp. Toad bugs Gordonia ventalina L. Common sea fan Helobdella spp. Leeches Heteromeyenia spp. Horse sponges Hippospongia spp. Encrusting sponges Homarus americanus Milne-Edwards American lobster Hydropsyche spp. Caddisflies Lampsilis spp. Freshwater mollusks Ligia spp. Slaters Limnodrilus spp. Oligochaete worms Littorina spp. Periwinkles Lumbriculus spp. Oligochaete worms Lymnaea spp Pond snails Macoma spp. Macomas M. balthica (Linne) Baltic macoma Melita spp. Amphipods Mercenaria spp. Quahogs Modiolus spp. Mussels Montipora spp. Corals Muricea spp. Sea whips Mya spp. Soft-shell clams Mytilus spp. Mussels Nassarius spp. Mud snails Nemoura spp. Stone flies Nereis spp. Clam worms Nerita spp. Nerites Notonecta spp. Back swimmers Oliva spp. Olive shells Orchestia spp. Beach hoppers Ostrea spp. Oysters Parastenocaris spp. Copepods Patella spp. Limpets Pecten spp. Scallops Petricola pholadiformis Lam. False angel wing Phyllognathopus viguieri Maryek Copepod Physa spp. Snails Pisaster spp. Sea stars Pisidium spp. Fingernail clams Placopecten spp. Deep-sea scallops Platyodon spp. Boring clams Pollicipes spp. Gooseneck barnacles Porites spp. Corals Pristina spp. Oligochaete worms Procambarus spp. Crayfish Psephenus spp. Riffle beetles Renilla spp. Sea pansies Sabellaria spp. Reef worms Saldula spp. Shore bugs Saxidomus spp. Venus clams Simulium spp. Black flies Siphonaria spp. False limpets Sphaerium spp. Fingernail clams Spongilla spp. Freshwater sponges Strongylocentrotus spp. Sea urchins Tabanus spp. Flies Tellina spp. Tellin shells Tetraclita spp. Acorn barnacles Thais spp. Rock shells Thyone spp. Sea cucumbers Tivela stultorum (Mawe) Pismo clam Tortopus spp. Mayflies Tubifex spp. Sewage worms Uca spp. Fiddler crabs Urechis spp. Echiurid worms

a Most common names refer only to general groupings.
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