The following species were found on the Maiden Island Windward Reef Ball Breakwater reef within four months of construction of the Reef.A more formal report of species present prior to the reef and species present after construction of the reef is being prepared but this quick report is to allow anyone visiting the project to report sightings of new marine life to use for inclusion in that report.

 

Fish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Name

Scientific Name

Angelfish

French

 

 

Queen

 

Blennies

Saddled

 

Boxfish

Scrawled Cowfish

 

 

Spotted Trunkfish

 

Butterfly fish

Banded

 

 

Foureye

 

 

Spotfin

 

Chromis

 

 

Damselfish

Beaugregory

 

 

Cocoa

 

 

Dusky

 

 

Sergant Major

 

 

Threespot

 

Eel

Green Moray

 

 

Sharptail Eel

 

 

Spotted Moray

 

Filefish

Orangespotted

 

 

Whitespotted

 

Goatfish

Spotted

 

 

Yellow

 

Gobies

Goldspot

 

 

Neon

 

 

Masked

 

 

Pallid

 

 

Sharknose

 

Grouper

Soapfish

 

 

Barred Hamlet

 

Grunts

Bluestriped

 

 

French

 

 

Cottonwick

 

Jacks

Bar

 

 

Yellow

 

Parrotfish

Bucktooth

 

 

Princess

 

 

Queen

 

 

Redband

 

 

Striped

 

Pufferfish

Balloonfish

 

 

Bandtail Puffer

 

 

Porcupine

 

 

Sharpnose Puffer

 

Rays

Southern Stingray

 

 

Spotted Eagle

 

Seabass

Creole fish

 

Sharks

Blacktip

 

 

Lemon

 

Scorpionfish

Reef

 

Snappers

Gray

 

 

Mutton

 

 

Schoolmaster

 

 

Yellowtail

 

Squirrelfish

Blackbar Soldier

 

 

Reef

 

 

Squirrelfish

 

Surgeonfish

Blue Tang

 

 

Doctorfish

 

Triggerfish

 

 

Wrasse

Bluehead

 

 

Clown

 

 

Slippery Dick

 

 

Yellowhead

 

 

Puddingwife

 

Others

Barracuda

 

 

Bandtail fish

 

 

Flying Gurnard

 

 

Jawfish

 

 

Jolthead Porgy

 

 

Peacock Flounder

 

 

Permit

 

 

Pompano

 

 

Mojarra, Yellowfin

 

 

Needle fish

 

 

Sand Diver

 

 

Trumpetfish

 

 

Dolphin (mammal)

 

 

Coral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Name

Scientific Name

 

 

 

 

Angular Sea Whip

Pterogoria anceps

 

Bent Sea Rod

Plexaura flexuosa

 

Black Sea Rod

Plexaura homomalla

 

Black Sponge

 

 

Blushing Star Coral

Stephanoceonia intersepts

 

Boulder Star Coral

Montasraea annularis

 

Bright Green Finger

Porites Porites

 

Corky Sea Finger

Briareum asbestinum

 

Diffuse Ivory Bush Coral

Oculina Diffusa

 

Elkhorn

Acropora Palmata

 

Encrusting Gorgonians

Erythropodium caribaeorum

 

Finger

Porites Porites

 

Finger

Porites Divaricata

 

Fire Coral

Millipora

 

Fused Staghorn

Acropora Robusta

 

Gorgonians

Octocorals

 

Green Sponge

 

 

Groved Brain Coral

Diploria labyrinthiformis

 

Knobby Brain Coral

Dilorria clivosa

 

Knobby Sea Rod

Eunicea spp.

 

Lesser Starlet Coral

Siderastrea radians

 

Lettuce Coral

Agaricia Agaricites

 

Mustard Hill Coral

Porites astreoides

 

Porous Sea Rod

Pseudoplexaura spp.

 

Purple Sponge

 

 

Red Sponge

 

 

Rose Corals

Manicina areolata

 

Sea Plume

Pseudopterogorgia spp.

 

Sea Squirt

 

 

Sea Whip

Pterogoria anceps

 

Solitary Disks

Scolymia wellsi

 

Staghorn

Acropora Cervicornis

 

Swollen-Knob Candelabrum

Eunicea mammosa

 

Symentrical Brain Coral

Diploria stringosa

 

Yellow Pencil Coral

M. Mirabellus

 

 

 

 

Invertebrates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Name

Scientific Name

 

 

 

 

Sponges

Porifera

 

Candle sponge

Verongia astuaris

 

Branching candle sponge

Verongia longissima

 

Red finger sponge

Haliclona rubens

 

Green sponge

Haliclona viridis

 

Heavenly sponge

Dysidea ethera

 

Red boring sponge

Cliona lampa

 

Chicken liver sponge

Chondrilla nucula

 

White sponge

Geodia gibberosa

 

Yellow boring sponge

Siphondictyon coralliphagum

 

Fire Sponge

Tedania ignis

 

 

 

 

Hydroids, Jellyfish, Anemones

Cnidaria

 

Algae hydroid

Thyroscyphus ramosus

 

Branching hydroid

Sertularella speciosa

 

Stinging hydroid

Macrorhynchia philippina

 

Christmas tree hydroid

Pennaria dysticha

 

Moon jelly

Aurelia aurita

 

Upside down Jelly

Cassiopeia xamachana

 

Sea wasp

Carybdea alata

 

Corkscrew or ringed anemone

Bartholomea annulata

 

Pink Tipped anemone

Condylactis gigantea

 

Banded tube dwelling anemone

Arachnanthus nocturnes

 

Encrusting gorgonian

Erythropodium caribaeorum

 

 

 

 

Segmented Worms

Annelida

 

Medusa worm

Loimia medusa

 

Golden tube worm

Cistenides gouldi

 

Christmas tree worm

Spirobranchus giganteus

 

Magnificent feather duster

Sabellastarte magnifica

 

Elegant Fanworm

Hypsicomus elegans

 

Green Bristleworm

Hermodice carunculata

 

Lug worms

Arenicola cristata

 

One or more of the following:

 

 

Banded feather duster

Sabella melanostigma

 

Red banded Fanworm

Potamilla forticula

 

Balck spotted fanworm

Branchiomma migromaculota

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crabs, Shrimps, Lobsters

Crustacea

 

Green reef crab

Mithrax sculptus

 

Ghost crab

Ocypode quadrata

 

Fiddler

Uca sp.

 

Spider

Mithrax sp.

 

Decorator crab

Stegocionops furcata

 

Red Hermit crab

Petrochirus dioganus

 

Common rock mantis shrimp

Stomatopoda gonodactylus

 

Pedersonís cleaning shrimp

Periclimenes pededsoni

 

Spiny Lobster

Panulirus argus

 

Slipper Lobster

Panulirus scyllarides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snails, Squids, Octopuses, Bivalves

Mollusca

 

Reef squid

Sepioteuthis sepioidea

 

Lettuce nudibranch

Tridachia crispata

 

Other nudibranch

Tridachia sp.

 

Spiny or thorny oyster

Spondylus americaus

 

Flame Auger

Terebra taurinus

 

Murex

Murex cabriti

 

Atlantic Natica

Natica canrena

 

Keyhole Limpet

Fissurella sp.

 

Clam

Lima

 

Flaming scallops

 

 

Sharp turn scallop

Pecten ziczac

 

Cerith

Cerithium sp.

 

Octopus

Octopus briareus

 

Turbo snail

Astreaca sp.

 

Queen Conch

Strombus gigas

 

 

 

 

Sea Stars, Sea Urchins, Sea Cucumbers

Echniodermata

 

Reticulated or cushion starfish

Oreaster reticulates

 

Harlequin brittle star

Ophiodena appressum

 

Basket star

Astrophyton muricatum

 

Rock boring urchin

Echniometra lucunter

 

Varigated or collector urchin

Lytechinus variegatus

 

Sea egg

Tripneustes venticosus

 

4 sided sea cucumber

Stichopus badionotus

 

Donkey Dung Sea cucumber

Holothuria mexicana

 

Unidentified sea biscuits

 

 

 

 

 

Tunicates

Chordata

 

Painted tunicate

Clavelina picta

 

Black tunicate

Ascidea nigra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

Sea squirts

 

 

Flamingo Tongue

 

 

 

 

 

Algae

 

 

Y Branched Algae

Dictyota sp.

 

Leafy Flat-blade Alga

Stypopodium Zonale

 

White Scroll Alga

Padina Jamaicensis

 

Encrusting Fan-leaf Alga

Lobophora variegata

 

Watercress Alga

Halimeda Opuntia

 

Large Leaf Watercr. A.

Halimeda Discoidea

 

Stalked Lettuce Alga

Halimeda Tuna

 

Small-Leaf Hanging Vine

Halimeda Goreaui

 

Large-Leaf Hanging Vine

Halimeda Copiosa

 

Three Finger Leaf Alga

Halimeda Incrassata

 

Green Jointed-Stalk A.

Halimeda Monile

 

Flat-Top Bristle Brush

Penicillus Pyriformis

 

Green Feather Alga

Caulerpa sertularoides

 

Oval-Blade Alga

Caulerpa Prolifera

 

Sea Pearl

Ventricaria Ventricosa

 

Green Bubble Weed

Dictyosphaeria Cavernosa

 

Papyrus Print Alga

Anadyomene Stellata

 

Paddle Blade Alga

Avrainvillea Longicaulis

 

Mermaid's Fan

Udotea sp.

 

Pinecone Alga

Rhipocephalus Phoenix

 

Tubular Thicket Algae

Galaxaura sp.

 

Pink Segmented Alga

Jania Adherens

 

Flat Twig Alga

Amphiroa Tribulus

 

Y-Twig Alga

Amphiroa Rigida

 

Lavender Crust Algae

Phylum Rhodota

 

 

Caulerpa Toxifolia

 


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