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Macrofauna of Moss Landing Beach. Modified from Oakden and Nybakken 1977.



Polychaeta (worms)
Anatides groenlandica
Eteone dilate
Euzonus spp.
Glycera spp.
Hemipodus borealis
Hesionura sp.
Heteromastus filiformis
Nephtys californiensis
Pision remota
Pygospio californica
Spio spp.

Crustacea
Gammaridea (Amphipods)
Eohaustorius washingtonianus
Mandibulophoxus gilesi
Monoculodes spinipes
Megalorchestia californiana
(beach hopper)
Megalorchestia corniculata
Foxipalus obtusidens
Grandiphoxus grandis
Synchelidium shoemakeri

Isopoda (Isopods)
Excirolana linguifrons
Anomura (Crabs)
Blepharipoda occidentalis
(spiny mole crab)
Emerita analoga
(sand crab)
Mysidacea
(Mysids)
Archaeomysis grebnitzkii
(glass shrimp)
Natantia
(Shrimps)
Crangon nigromaculata
(blackspot shrimp)

Mollusca
Bivalvia (clams)
Siliqua lucida (razor clam)
Tellina bodegensis
Tivella stultorum
(pismo clam)

Gastropoda (snails)
Olivella biplicata (olive shell)
Nassarius fossatus