​​Created By: Matthew D. and Sara S. Moneransa singled celled organism that has no nucleusHyella stellaOval shaped or rounded polygon
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Hyella stella
They grow in submerse biotopes, on limestone substrates, either in marine (stony and rocky sea cliffs, shells, old corral reefs), or in freshwater biotopes (usually in not polluted creeks).
Trichodesium erythraeumRaft shaped
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Trichodiseium erythraeum (Diatoms)

Algae and plants provide nitrogen to their hosts in exchange for a site to live in.
ProtistsSingle or Multi celled, has a nucleus. Some produce food, some "hunt."
Definitions:
Algae: "Plant like," cell walls, contains chlorophyll.
Protozoan: "Animal like" no cell walls, no chlorophyll.

Netrium digitus Green Algae
It grows on the rocks on the edge of the coral reef.



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Green Algae


Noctiluca scintillans Common Name: Fire of the Sea/Sea Ghost
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Noctiluca scintillans can be found widely distributed throughout the world, often along the coast near the Great Barrier reef.
Fungi
any of a diverse group that live by decomposing, and absorbing the organic materials in which they grow.

Biatriospora marina
Kingdom
: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Incertae Sedis
Family: Incertae Sedis
Genus: Biatriospora
species: marina
Ascomycota: Cup-shaped, Phylum
Common Name: Apple Scab

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Located on the shear cliffs of the deep fore wall

Absidia spinosa

Class: Zygomycetes
Definition: any of a wide variety of common fungi constituting the phylum Zygomycota
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Zygomycota
Class: Zygomycetes
Order: Mucorals
Family: Mucoraceae
Genus: Absidia
species: spinosa
Absidia Spinosa
lives mainly in the buttress zone of the coral reef.

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Amphisphaeria posidoniae

Class: Ascomycetes
Definition: any fungus of the phylum Ascomycota
Kingdom: fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Ascomycetes
Order: Xylariales
Family: Amphisphaeriaceae
Genus: Amphisphaeria
species: posidoniae

Amphisphaeria posidoniae grows on the edge of the coral reef.

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Definition:a division of higher Fungi . The name is derived from the Greek
, meaning "little pot", describing the structure containing unreleased spores.
They live inside anthropods that live in the coral reef.
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These are 2 different pictures of my fungi

Taxonomy:

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Chytridiomycota
Class: Chytridiomycetes
Order: Rhizophydiales
Family: Chytridiaceae
Genus: Batrachochytrium
species: dendrobatidis


Plants
multi-celled, cell walls, chlorophyll

Halimeda bikiniensis
Definition: Algae, that contains chlorophyll and have cell walls.
Kingdom
Plantae
Phylum Chlorophyta
Class Bryopsidophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Halimedaceae
Genus Halimeda
species bikiniensis
Common Name: Coral's Leaf
They live on coral in the coral reef

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Amphibolis griffithii
Definition: A division consiting of flowering plants.
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Angiospermophyta
Class Monocots
Order Alismatales
Family Cymodoceaceae
Genus Amphibolis
species griffithii
They are located on the outer edge of the coral reef.
Common Name: Sea Grass


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A seagrass bed in waters off the coast of Florida



Ulva lactuca
Chlorophyta is a division of algae that contains chlorophyll and has cell walls.
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order: Ulvales
Family: Ulvaceae
Genus: Ulva
species: lactuca
Common name: Sea Lettuce
Lives near the shores of the coral reef.

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Ulva Lactuca


Laurencia obtusa
Rhodophyta is a division of red algae that contains chlorophyll and has cell walls.
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order: Ceramiales
Family: Rhodomelaceae
Genus: Laurencia
species
: obtusa
Common Name: Red Algae
Lives on rocks in shallow waters of the coral reef.

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Laurencia obtusa


Anopyxis ealaensis
Definition: A division of flowering plants.
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Malpighiales
Family Rhizophoraceae
Genus Anopyxis
species ealaensis
Common Name:N/A

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They live on the coasts of West Africa in beds of seagrasses


Odontella aurita
Definition:
a major group of eukaryotic algae. Mostly single celled.
Kingdom Chromalveolata
Phyla Heterokontophyta
Class Bacillariophyceae
Order Centrales
Family Eupodiscaceae

Genus Odontella
species aurita
Common Name: N/A

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They live in the surrounding waters around a sea anamenoe


Heliodiscus asteriscus
Chromista is a Kingdom that includes brown algae, golden algae, and diatoms.
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Sarcodina
Class: Actinopoda
Order: Spumellaria
Family: Phacodiscidae
Genus: Heliodiscus
species: asteriscus

Lives in the cooler waters of the coral reef.

Heliodiscus asteriscus
Heliodiscus asteriscus

Achnanthes amoena
Chromista is a Kingdom that includes brown algae, golden algae, and diatoms.
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order: Achnanthales
Family: Achnanthaceae
Genus: Achnanthes
species: amoena

Lives near the waters edge about 3 meters from sea level.

Achnanthes amoena
Achnanthes amoena
Casuarina equisetifolia
Magnoliophyta is a division of the plant kingdom consisting of flowering plants.
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fagales
Family: Casuarinaceae
Genus: Casuarina
species: equisetifolia

Common Name: Australian Pine
Lives in tropical areas near the edge of the coral reef.

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Casuarina equisetfolia

Achnanthes longipes
Bacillariophyta is a kingdom that includes brown algae, golden algae, and diatoms.
Kingdom: Bacillariophyta
Phylum: Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order: Achnanthales
Family: Achnanthaceae
Genus: Achnanthes
species: longipes

Lives on marine animals.

Achnanthes longipes
Achnanthes longipes

Licomphora lyngbyei
Definition: a major group of eukaryotic algae, and are one of the most common types of phytoplankton. Mostly single celled.
Chromista
(Kingdom)
Bacillariophyta
(Phylum)
Fragilariophyceae
(Class)
Licmophorales
(Order)
Licmophoraceae
(Family)
Licmophora
(Genus)
lyngbyei (species)
Common Name: N/A

They live in the water surrounding most green algae
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Brasenia schreberi
Definition: A class of flowering plants.
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliospida
Order Nymphaeales
Family Cabombaceae
Genus Brasenia
species schreberi
Common Name: Watershields
Description of where they live: They live in the waters in the Keys near the coral reef.

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Animalsmulti-celled, digest food inside body
Carcharhinus melanopterus
Chordata means a vertabrate with a flexible body.
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Chrondrichthyes
Order:Carcharhiniforms
Family:Carcharhinidae
Genus:Carcharhinus
species:melanopterus

Common Name: Blacktip Reef Shark
Prefers to live in shallow, inshore waters. They are very common in the tropical waters of the coral reefs in the Indian Ocean.


Blacktip Reef Shark in shallow water
Blacktip Reef Shark in shallow water



Tridacna derasa
Definition: A phylum that includes mollusks. Clams,s
nails,slugs,squids,octopuses.

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Bivalvia

Order Veneroida
Family Tridacnidae
Genus Tridacna
species derasa
Southern giant clam

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This species is found close to the surface between corals. Also in the caribbean, Australia, and off the coast of Africa.

Xestospongia rosariensis
Definition: A phylum that includes sponges.
Animalia
(Kingdom)
Porifera
(Phylum)
Demospongiae
(Class)
Haplosclerida
(Order)
Petrosiidae
(Family)
Xestospongia
(Genus)
rosariensis (species)
Barrel sponge


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This specie of sponge lives mostly near Honduras on the coast and near many Central American countries.

Amphiprion ocellaris
Definition: A class of bony fish
Clown Fish
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Osteichthyes
Order Perciformes
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Amphiprion
species ocellaris


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They live in, and around sea anemones.



Liocarcinus vernalis
Definition: A phylum that includes marine animals that have a outer protective shell.
Crab
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Portunidae
Genus Liocarcinus
species vernalis


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They live mainly in the coral caves. Or walking around looking for prey in the coral reef.


Eretmochelys imbricata
Definition: A class with cold blooded animals. There body temperature is the same as the air around them.
Hawksbill turtle
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Testudines
Family Cheloniidae
Genus Eretmochelys
species imbricata

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They live near the shore close to rocky cliffs. And out in the middle of the coral reef.


Petromyzon marinus
Sea lamprey
Definition: A class that has marine eels that latch on to other animals.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Cephalaspidomorphi
Order Petromyzontiformes
Family Petromyzontidae
Genus Petromyzon
species marinus


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These lampreys are mostly always latched on to a larger fish. They live in little caverns in the coral reef.







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Pristella maxillaris
Chordata means a vertabrate with a flexible body.
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Characiformes

Family:Characidae
Genus:Pristella
species:maxillaris

Common Name:X-Ray fish

Lives in the lagoon zone of the coral reef.


X-Ray Fish
X-Ray Fish




Stenella longirostris
Mammalia is a warm blooded vertabrate.
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Cetacea
Family:Delphinidae
Genus:Stenella
species:longirostris

Common Name:Spinner Dolphin
Lives in off shore tropical waters of the coral reef.

Spinner Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin



Aplysina lacunosa
Demospongiae is when the skeleton consists of the protein spongin and silica.
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Porifera

Class:Demospongiae
Order:Verongida
Family:Aplysinidae

Genus:Aplysina
species:lacunosa

Common Name:Tube Sponge

Lives in groups in warm waters.


Tube Sponge
Tube Sponge




Callyspongia plicifera
Demospongiae is when the skeleton consists of the protein spongin.
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Porifera
Class:Demospongiae
Order:Haplosclerida
Family:Callysponqiidae
Genus:Callyspongia
species:plicifera

Common Name:Azure Vase Sponge
Lives either individually or in groups of 2-3 and lives at depths of 20-70 feet.


Azure Vase Sponge
Azure Vase Sponge





Halisarca caerulea
Demospongiae is when the skeleton consists of the protein spongin.
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Porifera
Class:Demospongiae
Order:Halisarcidae
Family:Halisarcidae
Genus:Halisarca
species:caerulea

Common Name:Elkhorn Coral
Lives in tropical waters at depths of 2-15 meters.


Elkhorn Coral
Elkhorn Coral









































































































































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