Checklist of echinoderms (Phylum Echinodermata, Kingdom Animalia)
that live or potentially live in the waters of Mount Desert Island and adjacent ocean

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

(updated 13 July 2011)


Below is a working checklist of echinoderms that potentially live in the waters of Mount Desert Island and adjacent ocean. When the presence of a species is verified, the source information will be added.

Please send verification and corrections 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)
Asteroidea ? Asteriidae Asterias forbesi ? Forbes' asterias Pollock (1998)
Asteroidea ? Asteriidae Asterias rubens ? northern asterias Southwest Harbor: Champlainer (TFV, tidepool)
Asteroidea ? Asteriidae Leptasterias tenera ? slender-armed star Pollock (1998)
Asteroidea ? Goniopectinidae Ctenodiscus crispatus ? mud star Pollock (1998)
Asteroidea ? Echinasteridae Henricia sanguinolenta ? blood star Southwest Harbor: Champlainer (TFV, tidepool)
Asteroidea ? Goniasteridae Hippasteria phrygiana ? horse sea star Pollock (1998)
Asteroidea ? Poraniidae Porania pulvillus ? badge sea star Pollock (1998)
Asteroidea ? Pterasteridae Pteraster militaris ? winged sea star Pollock (1998)
Asteroidea ? Solasteridae Solaster endeca ? purple sun star Pollock (1998)
Asteroidea ? Solasteridae Crossaster papposus ? spiny sun star Pollock (1998)
Ophiuroidea ? Amphiuridae Axiognatus squamatus ? dwarf brooding snake star Pollock (1998)
Ophiuroidea ? Gorgonocephalidae Gorgonocephalus arcticus ? northern basket star Pollock (1998)
Ophiuroidea ? Ophiacanthidae Ophiacantha bidentata ? [no common name] Pollock (1998)
Ophiuroidea ? Ophiacanthidae Ophiomitrella clavigera ? [no common name] Pollock (1998)
Ophiuroidea ? Ophiuridae Ophiocten scutatum ? [no common name] Pollock (1998)
Ophiuroidea ? Ophiuridae Ophiura robusta ? [no common name] Pollock (1998)
Ophiuroidea ? Ophiuridae Ophiura sarsi ? [no common name] Pollock (1998)
Ophiuroidea ? Ophiactidae Ophiopholis aculeata ? daisy brittle star Pollock (1998)
Holothuroidea ? Caudinidae Caudina arenata ? rat-tailed cucumber Pollock (1998)
Holothuroidea ? Chiridotidae Chiridota laevis ? silky cucumber Pollock (1998)
Holothuroidea ? Cucumariidae Cucumaria frondosa ? orange-footed cucumber Pollock (1998)
Holothuroidea ? Cucumariidae Duasmodactyla commune ? [no common name] Pollock (1998)
Holothuroidea ? Cucumariidae Pentamera calcigera ? [no common name] Pollock (1998)
Holothuroidea ? Synaptidae Epitomapta roseola ? pink synapta Pollock (1998)
Holothuroidea ? Synaptidae Leptosynapta tenuis ? white synapta Pollock (1998)
Holothuroidea ? Molpadiidae Molpadia oolitica ? [no common name] Pollock (1998)
Holothuroidea ? Psolidae Psolus fabricii ? scarlet psolus Pollock (1998)
Holothuroidea ? Psolidae Psolus phantapus ? [no common name] Pollock (1998)
Holothuroidea ? Sclerodactylidae Sclerodactyla briareus ? hairy cucumber Pollock (1998)
Echinoidea ? Schizasteridae Brisaster fragilis ? [no common name] Pollock (1998)
Echinoidea ? Echinarachniidae Echinarachnius parma ? sand dollar Mount Desert: Champlainer (TFV, dead specimen on Seal Harbor Beach)
Echinoidea ? Strongylocentrotidae Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis ? green sea urchin Southwest Harbor: Champlainer (TFV, tidepool near Ship Harbor)


Sources:
   Champlainer:
      TFV = Thomas F. Vining
   Pollock (1998) = 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)



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