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Common species of MBNMS kelp forests.

Algae

Brown (Phaeophyta)

Red (Rhodophyta)

Green (Chlorophyta)

Costaria costata Bossiella californica Cladophora microcladioides
Cystoseira osmundacea Botryocladia pseudodichotoma Derbesia marina
Desmarestia ligulata Calliarthron spp. Enteromorpha spp.
Dictyoneuropsis reticulata Callophyllis spp.
Dictyoneurum californicum Corallina spp.
Dictyota cribosa Cryptopleura farlowiana
Egregia menziesii Fauchea laciniata
Eisenia arborea Fryeella gardneri
Laminaria spp. Gastroclonium coulteri
Macrocystis pyrifera Gelidium spp.
Nereocystis leutkeana Gigartina spp.
Pterygophora californica Halymenia spp.
Laurencia spp.
Lithophyllum spp.
Lithothamnion spp.
Opuntiella californica
Pikea californica
Plocamium cartilagineum
Polysiphonia spp.
Prionitis lanceolata
Rhodymenia spp
Weeksia reticulata


Invertebrates

Echinoderms

Molluscs

Crustaceans

Ascidians

Sponges

Cnidarians

Bryozoans

Asterina miniata Anisidoris nobilis Balanus spp. Aplidium californicum Acarnus erithacus Agalophenia spp. Diaperoecia californica
Dermasterias imbricata . Aplysia californica Cancer spp. Clavelina huntsmani Cliona spp. Anthopleura spp. Hippodiplosia insculpta
Henrecia leviscula Astrea gibberosa Loxorhynchus crispatus Styella montereyensis Hymenamphiastra cyanocrypta Astrangia lajollensis Membranipora tuberculata
Mediaster aequalis Calliostoma spp. Pagurus hemphillii Styletta clarella Balanophyllia elegans Phidolopora pacifica
Orthasterias koehleri Cypraea spadicea Pugettia richii Tethya aurantia Corynactis californica Stylaster spp.
Pisaster spp. Cryptochiton stelleri Scyra acutifrons Metridium senile Thalamoporella californiaca
Pychnopodia helianthoides Hermessenda (Phidiana) Paracyathus stearnsi
Strongylocentrotus spp. Mitra idae Stylaster californica.
Navanax inermus Urticina spp.
Octopus spp.
Navanax inermus
Tegula spp.
Tonicella lineata


Vertebrates

Fish

Mammals

Birds

Brachyistius frenatus Enhydra lutris Aechmorphorus occidentalis
Chromis punctipinnis Phoca vitulina Ardea herodias
Coryphopterus nicholsii Eschrichtius robustus Arenaria spp.
Embiotoca spp Zalophus californianus Calidris alba
Girella nigricans Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
Heterostichus rostratus Cepphus columba
Hexogrammus decagrammus Corvus brachyrhynchos
Hyspurus caryi Dendrioca coronata
Myllobatis californica Gavia immer
Ophiodon elongatus Heteroscelus incanus
Orthanopias triacis Larus spp.
Oxyjulis californica Leucophoyx thula
Rhacochilus toxotes Lobipes lobatus
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus Melanitta perspicullata
Sebastes spp. Pelicanus occidentalis
Semicossyphus pulcher Phalacrocorax spp.
Phalaropus fulicarius
Podiceps spp.
Sayarnis nigricans
Sturnus vulgaris
Thalasseus elegans
Uria aalge
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