The intertidal rocky shore

identifying lower organisms

By Dr J Floor Anthoni (2007)
Note! this was once a very long page, now broken into smaller parts.
This page details the lower animals, the molluscs, seasquirts, cnidaria (anemones) and sponges found on the New Zealand intertidal rocky shore.
  • ascidians: solitary seasquirts, colonial seasquirts
  • molluscs: octopus, limpets, ear shells, snails, chitons, nudibranch, lamp shells
  • worms: round worms, ragworms, flatworms
    • cnidaria: the flower animals like anemones, bryozoans
    • sponges: sponges of the intertidal rocky shore
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