Checklist of cnidarians (Phylum Cnidaria, Kingdom Animalia)
that live or potentially live in the waters of Mount Desert Island or in the ocean adjacent to MDI

compiled by the
Champlain Project - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 18 June 2010)


Species of Pollock (1998) are those that were reported as occurring between Cape Cod and Newfoundland (but not necessarily in the ocean waters surrounding Mount Desert Island). If they were not reported by Procter (1933), they need further examination and potential removal from this checklist.

Please send corrections and updates to info@vfthomas.com. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.



Class Order Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Sources (full citations given after this table)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Acaulidae Acaulis primarius Stimpson ? Procter (1993, p. 117.), Pollock (1998)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Bougainvilliidae Aselomaris michaeli Berrill ? Pollock (1998)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Bougainvilliidae Bougainvillia carolinensis (McCrady) ? Procter (1993, p. 116.), Pollock (1998)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Bougainvilliidae Bougainvillia superciliaris (L. Agassiz) ? Pollock (1998)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Bougainvilliidae Garveia franciscana (Torrey) rope grass Pollock (1998)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Corymorphidae Corymorpha pendula L. Agassiz nodding bouquet hydroid Procter (1933, p. 117.), Pollock (1998)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Corynidae Sarsia tubulosa (M. Sars) clapper hydroid Pollock (1998)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Hydractiniidae Clava multicornis (Forsskål) club hydroid Procter (1933, p. 116. as Clava leptostyla), (Pollock, 1998)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Oceanidae Cordylophora caspia (Pallas) freshwater hydroid Pollock (1998)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Oceanidae Rhizogeton fusiformis L. Agassiz freshwater hydroid Pollock (1998)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Haleciidae Halecium articulosum Clark ? Procter (1933, p. 119.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Haleciidae Halecium halecinum (L.) herringbone hydroid Procter (1933, p. 118.), Pollock (1998)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Haleciidae Halecium beanii (Johnston) ? Procter (1933, p. 117.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Haleciidae Halecium tenellum Hincks ? Procter (1933, p. 119.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Halopterididae Halopteris tenella (Verrill) ? Pollock (1998, as Schizotricha tenella)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Corynidae Linvillea agassizi (McCrady) ? Procter (1933, p. 116., as Corynitis agassizii)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Hydractiniidae Hydractinia polyclina L. Agassiz ? Procter (1933, p. 116.)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Eudendriidae Eudendrium album Nutting white stickhydroid Procter (1933, p. 117.)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Eudendriidae Eudendrium carneum Clarke red stickhydroid Procter (1933, p. 117.)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Eudendriidae Eudendrium dispar L. Agassiz ? Procter (1933, p. 116.)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Eudendriidae Eudendrium ramosum L. stickhydroid Procter (1933, p. 116.)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Tubulariidae Ectopleura crocea L. Agassiz ? Procter (1933, p. 117., as Tubularia crocea)
Hydrozoa Anthoathecatae Tubulariidae Ectopleura larynx (Ellis & Solander) ringed tubularia Procter (1933, p. 117., as Tubularia tenella)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Campanularia amphora (Agassiz) ? Procter (1933, p. 119.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Campanularia calceolifera Hincks ? Procter (1933, p. 119.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Campanularia flexiosa (Hincks) ? Procter (1933, p. 119., [as Campanularia flexuosa (Alder)?])
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Laomedea neglecta Alder ? Procter (1933, p. 119., as Campanularia fragilis)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Orthopyxis integra (MacGillivray) ? Procter (1933, p. 119., as Campanularia integra)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Campanularia neglecta (Alder) ? Procter (1933, p. 119.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Campanularia volubilis (L.) ? Procter (1933, p. 119.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Campanularia caliculata ? ? Procter (1933, p. 120., [as Orthopyxis caliculata (Hincks)?])
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Clytia hemisphaerica (L.) ? Procter (1933, p. 120., as Clytia bicophora)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Clytia gracilis (M. Sars) ? Procter (1933, p. 120., as Clytia cylindrical)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Obelia longissima (Pallas) ? Procter (1933, p. 120., as Obelia commissuralis)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Obelia dichotoma (L.) sea thread hydroid Procter (1933, p. 120., also as Obelia gracilis)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Obelia geniculata (L.) knotted thread hydroid Procter (1933, p. 120.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Obelia longissima (Pallas) ? Procter (1933, p. 120.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Campanulariidae Gonothyraea loveni (Allman) ? Procter (1933, p. 121.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Lafoeidae Hebella venusta (Allman) ? Procter (1933, p. 121., as Hebella calcarata)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Phialellidae Opercularella lacerata (Johnston) ? Procter (1933, p. 122.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae ? Cuspidella grandis Hincks ? Procter (1933, p. 122.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Calycellidae Calycella syringa (L.) creeping bell hydroid Procter (1933, p. 122.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Lovenellidae Lovenella grandis Nutting ? Procter (1933, p. 123.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Lafoeidae Lafoea dumosa (Fleming) ? Procter (1933, p. 123.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Lafoeidae Filellum serpens (Hassall) ? Procter (1933, p. 123.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Sertulariidae Abietinaria abietina (L.) sea fir Procter (1933, p. 124.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Sertulariidae Diphasia fallax (Johnston) ? Procter (1933, p. 123.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Sertulariidae Diphasia rosacea (L.) lily hydroid Procter (1933, p. 123.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Sertulariidae Hydrallmania falcata (L.) sickle hydroid Procter (1933, p. 124.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Sertulariidae Sertularella polyzonias (L.) great tooth hydroid Procter (1933, p. 124.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Sertulariidae Sertularella rugosa (L.) snail trefoil hydroid Procter (1933, p. 124.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Sertulariidae Sertularella tricuspidata (Alder) ? Procter (1933, p. 124.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Sertulariidae Sertularia pumila (L.) ? Procter (1933, p. 123.)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Sertulariidae Sertularia argentea (L.) squirrel's tail hydroid Procter (1933, p. 124., as Thuiaria argentea)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Sertulariidae Sertularia cupressina L. sea cypress hydroid Procter (1933, p. 124., as Thuiaria cupressina)
Hydrozoa Leptothecatae Sertulariidae Thuiaria thuja (L.) bottlebrush hydroid Procter (1933, p. 124.)
Staurozoa Stauromedusae Lucernariidae Lucernaria quadricornus O. F. Müller ? Procter (1933, p. 125.)
Scyphozoa Semaeostomeae Cyaneidae Cyanea capillata (L.) lion's mane Procter (1933, p. 125., as Cyanea artica)
Scyphozoa Semaeostomeae Ulmaridae Aurelia aurita (L.) moon jelly Procter (1933, p. 125., as Aurenia aurita (flavidula))
Anthozoa Actiniaria Actiniidae Urticina felina (L.) ? Procter (1933, p. 126., as Tealia felina)
Anthozoa Actiniaria Metridiidae Metridium senile (L.) clonal plumose anemone Procter (1933, p. 126.)


Sources:
   Pollock, Leland W. 1998. A Practical Guide to the Marine Animals of Northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press; New Brunswick, New Jersey. (ISBN 0-8135-2398-2)
   Procter, William. 1933. Biological Survey of the Mount Desert Region, Part V. Philadelphia: The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology.