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Moneran- Single celled organisms with no nucleus

Bacillus infernus

Shape:The Bacillus infernus is Bacilli shaped
Description:They live in Coral Reefs

Picture of the Bacillus infernus
Picture of the Bacillus infernus

Phormidium corallyticum

Shape: Phormidium corallyticum is Bacilli shaped
Description: Phormidium corallyticum causes black-band disease in coral reefs
Phormidium corallyticum

Picture of a brain coral infected with black-band disease

Protist- A single or multi-celled organism with a nucleus

Protozoan- "Animal like" organisms with no cell walls and no chlorophyll

Certium breve

-Certium breve live in coral reefs and are yellow or brown in color. They are most common in upper depths that are exposed to sunlight.


Algae- "Plant like" with cell walls and chlorophyll

Vaucheria litorea

-The Vaucheria litorea is an algae and can be found along the coasts of Europe and North America. It is also found in the Eastern Pacific coasts of Washington State.


Fungus- Multi-celled, no chlorophyll, and absorb nutrients

Ascomycota is a cup shaped fungi

Aspergillus sydowii

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Ascomycetes
Order: Eurotiales
Family: Trichocomaceae
Genus: Aspergillus
species: sydowii


The Aspergillus sydowii can be commonly found in tropical oceans (commonly called coral reefs.) It has no common name. It can cause Aspergillosis of Sea Fans which is a disease that causes purple patches and lesions to appear on the surface of the Sea Fan.

Picture of the Aspergillosis of sea fans

Chytridiomycota: Fungi that live in water and soil

Spizellomyces punctatus

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Chytridiomycota
Class: Chytridiomycetes
Order: Spizellomycetales
Family: Spizellomycetaceae
Genus: Spizellomyces
species: punctatus

Spizellomyces punctatus is divided into three circular molecules and moslty live in marine environments, but can also live in freshwater and soil.


Basidiomycota: closely packed filaments
Mycaureola dilseae

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Basidiomycetes
Order: Not assigned
Family: Phyllachoraceae
Genus: Mycaureola
species: dilseae

Mycaureola dilseae, also called marine fungi grows on and parasitizes the blades of the red alga Dilsea carnea


Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Chytridiomycota
Class: Chytridiomycetes
Family: Chytridiaceae
Order: Chytridiales
Genus: Batrachochytrium
species: dendrobatidis
They can be found in the coral reefs (inside of anthropods)

Most are single celled, most have chlorophyll (green and other colors) and live in water

Hincksia mitchelliae

Kingdom: Chromista
Division: Heterokontophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Ectocarpales
Family: Acinetosporaceae
Genus: Hincksia
species: mithelliae
Heterokontophyta: Chlorophyll (green and gold), two flagella

Hincksia mitchelliae

Hincksia mitchelliae live in marine environments such as The Gulf of Mexico,
Gulf of Maine, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Macrocystis pyrifera

Kingdom: Chromista
Division: Ochrophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Laminariales
Family: Laminariaceae
Genus: Macrocystis
species: pyrifera
Ochrophyta: Chlorophyll (green and gold), two flagella

Giant Kelp

Macrocystis pyrifera otherwise known as Giant Kelp,
is a marine species that live across European Seas.

Rhodomonas salina
Kingdom: Chromista
Division: Cryptophyta
Class: Cryptophyceae
Order: Pyrenomonadales
Family: Pyrenomonadaceae
Genus: Rhodomonas
species: salina
Cryptophyta: Chlorophyll (green and brown) curled flagellum

Rhodomonas salina

Rhodomonas salina can live in salwater and freshwater.

Emiliania huxleyi
Kingdom: Chromista
Division: Haptophyta
Class: Prymnesiophyceae
Order: Isochrysidales
Family: Gephyrocapsaceae
Genus: Emiliania
species: huxleyi
Haptophyta: Chlorophyll (green and brown), two flagella

Emiliania huxleyi

Emiliania huxleyi is one of 5,000 different species of phytoplankton.
This freely drifting, photosynthesising microscopic organism lives in the upper, sunlit layers of the ocean.

Odontella aurita
Kingdom: Chromista
Division: Bacillariophyta
Class: Mediophyceae
Genus: Odontella
species: aurita
Bacillariophyta: Chlorophyll (green and gold), one flagella

Odontella aurita

Odontella aurita is a marine organism and is yellow or brown in color.
It is usually a attached to various marine life.

Labyrinthula terrestris
Kingdom: Chromista
Division: Labyrinthista
Class: Labyrinthulea
Order: Labyrinthulales
Family: Labyrinthulaceae
Genus: Labyrinthula
species: terrestris
Labyrinthista: No chlorophyll, one flagellum

Labyrinthula terrestris

Labyrinthula terrestris is a newly identified organism that causes a disease known as “Rapid Blight” in cool season turfgrasses.

Gephyrocapsa oceanica
Kingdom: Chromista
Division: Haptophyta
Class: Prymnesiophyceae
Order: Isochrysidales
Genus: Gephyrocapsa
species: oceanica
can be found on the Coral In the Coral Reefs

Saccharna plana
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Heterokontophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Order Laminariales
Family Laminariaceae
Genus: Saccharna
species: plana

Lives in Tropical Oceans (Coral Reefs)

Licomphora lyngbyei
Definition: a major group of eukaryotic algae, and are one of the most common types of phytoplankton. Mostly single celled.
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Bacillariophyta
Class: Fragilariophyceae
Order: Licmophorales
Family: Licmophoraceae
Genus: Licmophora
species: lyngbyei
They live in the water surrounding most green algae


Dictyocoryne truncatum
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Sarcodina
Class: Actinopoda
Order: Spumellaria
Family: Spongodiscidae
Genus: Dictyocoryne
species: truncatum
Common name: None
Location: It is found in coral reefs, Owen Basin, Arabian Sea, and N.W. Indian Ocean.

Sargassum crassifolium
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Ochrophyta
Class: Phaeopyceae
Order: Fucales
Family: Sargassaceae
Genus: Sargassum
species: crassifolium


It is a Marine species that can live in coral reefs/ tropical oceans

Spatoglossum macrodontum
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Heterokontophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Order Dictyotales
Family Dictyotaceae
Genus Spatoglossum
species macrodontum
They can be found near coral In a Coral Reef

Animals- Multi-celled and digest food inside body

Invertebrate: No backbone or spinal cord

Acropora cervicornis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Acroporidae
Genus: Acropora
species: cervicornis
Common name: Staghorn coral
Staghorn coral is a branching coral with branches ranging from a few centimeters to over 6.5 feet in length. Staghorn coral is found in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, the Caribbean islands, and Venezuela.

Staghorn coral

Paguristes cadenati
Kindom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Diogenidae
Genus: Paguristes
species: cadenati
Common name: Red Legged Hermit Crab
The Red Legged Hermit Crab has red legs and a yellow face. It is found along the reef faces and coral rubble of the Caribbean and Western Atlantic.

Red Legged Hermit Crab

Spirobranchus giganteus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order: Sabellida
Family: Serpulidae
Genus: Spirobranchus
species: giganteus
Common name: Christmas tree worm
The Christmas tree worm, Spirobranchus giganteus, is a Christmas tree-shaped tube-dwelling worm. They come in many colors including orange, yellow, blue, and white and, though they are small with an average 3.8 centemeters in span, they are easily spotted because of their shape, beauty, and color.

Christmas tree worm

Aegires minor
Kingdom: Aminilia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Nudibranchia
Family: Aegiridae
Genus: Aegires
species: minor


Lecetta chagosensis
Kingdom: Animilia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Calcarea
Order: Clathrinida
Family: Leucettidae
Genus: Leucetta
species: chagosensis

Diadema antillarum
Kingdom: Aminalia
Phylum: Echnodermata
Class: Echinoidea
Order: Diadematoida
Family: Diadematidae
Genus: Diadema
species: antillarum
Found In Coral Reefs in the Bahamas and the Atlantic Ocean.

Vertebrate: Animals with a backbone

Pterois volitans
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scoraeniformes
Genus: Pterois
species: volitans
Common name: Lionfish
This brightly colored and graceful fish is usually found in coral reefs. The lion-fish belongs to the Scorpion fish family and are venomous. The colorful lion fish have long fin spines that can produce painful puncture wounds.


Eretmochelys imbricata
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Cheloniidae
Genus: Eretmochelys
species: imbricata
Common name: Hawksbill turtle
Adult hawksbill turtles are usually found in tropical coral reefs. They are usually seen resting in caves and ledges in and around these reefs.

Hawksbill turtle

Didemnum molle
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Ascidiacea
Order: Aplousobranchia
Family: Didemnidae
Genus: Didemnum
species: molle
Common name: Common Sea Squirt
This species of sea squirt is very common in coral reefs, and is usually found in deep water. It can be found encrusting the rocks in large colonies. This squirt's leathery bag-like body has a white and gray or brown spotted exterior with a bright green interior.

Common Sea Squirt

Larus atricilla - or Laughing Gull
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Laridae
Genus: Larus
species: aticilla
Often fishes In Coral Reefs.

Enchelycore schismatorhynchus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Muraenidae
Genus: Enchelycore
species: schismatorhynchus
Often found in coral reefs and the Atlantic Ocean.

Calotomus carolinus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Scaridae
Genus: Calotomus
species: carolinus

Lactoria cornuta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Ostraciidae
Genus: Lactoria
species: cornuta
Common name: Long horned cowfish

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