Welcome to Estuaries Facts.
By Johnny N. and Veronica C.


Monerans
No nucleus, single celled

Calothrix Cyanobacteria
Bacilla Shaped
Calothrix
cyanobacteria is and organism found on the rocks close to an Estuary.
anabaena.jpg
Calothrix



Lyngbya cyanobacteria
Shape: Bacilla

Lyngbya cyanobacterica is found on the tops of rocks in an estuary.


external image lyngbya.jpg



Protists Nucleus and organelles, most single celled
Protozoans "animal-like", no cell walls, no chlorophyll
Pseudo-nitzschia
Pseudo-nitzschia lives in the salt-water and fresh-water environment of the estuary.



psuedo_nitzschia_full.jpg
Pseudo-nitzschia





Algae:
"plant-like", cells walls, chlorophyll.
Pfiesteria piscicida

Descripition of where it lives:

Pfiesteria piscicida lives in the costal waters of an estuary.


PfiesteriaPiscicida.jpg
Pfiesteria pisicicida




Fungi
Multi celled no chlorophyll absorbs nutrients
Zycomycota: Threadlike spore at the end of the filament
Mucor ramosissimus
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Zygomycota
Class: Zygomycetes
Order: Mucorales
Family: Mucoraceae
Genus: Mucor
Species: ramosissimus
It lives in the tidal zone of an Estuary


Scedosporium.gif
Mucor ramosissimus


Ascomycota: Cup-shaped
Dictyosporium elegans
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: ascomycota
Class: ascomycetes
Order: xylariales
Genus: Dictyosprium
Species: elegans




1c.jpg
Dictyosporium elegans



Omphalotus nidiformis
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Basidiomycetes
Order: Aqaricales
Family:Omphalotaceae
Genus: Omphalotus
Species: nidiformis
Common name: Jack 'o Lantern Mushroom
Location: Found on the trunk of trees near the water



external image 3442333001_d5f077b480.jpg




Synchytriaceae endobioticum
Kingdom: Fungi


Phylum: Chytridiomycota

Class:Chytridiomycetes

Order:Chytridiales

Family: Synchytriaceae

Genus:Synchytriaceae

Species:endobioticum

Synchytriaceae endobioticum is found on seaplants of an estaury.

external image foto_036.jpg
Kingdom PlantaePlantae- The taxonomic kingdom comprising all plants.

Lilopsida-
A class comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with a single cotyledon and parallel-veined leavesSpartina alterniflora
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylem: Tracheophyta
Class: Lilopsida
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Spartina
Spiecies: alterniflora
Common name: Smooth cord grass
Spartina alterniflora can be found on the edges of the water.


Spartina_alterniflora%231709b%2323Aug2006vavirc_ITWilson_47_RJ.jpg
Spartina alterniflora




Lilopsida- A class comprising seed plants that produce and embryo with a single cotyledon and parallel-veined leaves
Zostera marina Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Lilopsida
Order: Zosteroles
Family: Zosteraceae
Genus: Zostera
Species: marina
Common name: Eelgrass
Can be found in sandy or muddy parts of a sediment.


zostera_marina_detail.jpg
Zostera marina



Atriplex patuala
Kindom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnolipsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Genus: Atriplex
Species: patuala
Common name: Marsh Orach
You can find it inshore from the stands of cordgrass.


Limonium nashii
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Plumbaginales
Family:Plumbaginaceae
Genus: Limonium
Species: nashii
Common name: Sea Lavender
Limonium nashii grows in the lower and middle intertidal zones in groups or alone.



Pinopsida- A class in the plant system
Taxodium Distichum
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Papilionoidea
Genus: Taxodium
Species: distichum
Common name: Bald Cypress


Taxodium%20distichum%20youngleaves.jpg
Taxodium distichum



Equisetum arvense
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order: Equisetales
Family: Equisetaceae
Genus: Equisetum
Species: arvense
Common name: HorsetailIt can be found around the edges of an estuary


equisetum-arvense-2.jpg

Rosopsida- A flowering plant with two embryonic seed leaves or cotyledons that usually appear at germination
Corchorus cunninghamii
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Rosopsida
Order: Malvales
Family: Tiliaceae
Genus: Corchorus
Species: cunninghamii
Common name: Native Jute
It can be found in the narrow ecotone.




c-cunninghamii.jpg
Corchorus cunninghamii
Rosopsida- A flowering plant with two embryonic seed leaves or cotyledons that usually appear at germination
Suaeda esteroa
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Rosopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Genus: Suaeda
Species: esteroa
Common name: Seablite
Found just outside of an estuary.




0266.jpeg












Picea Glauca

Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum: Traceophyta

Class: Pinopsida

Order: Pinales

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Picea

Species: Glauca

Common Name: White Spruce Tree

The spruce tree lives in cold climates in an Estuary.



Cycas Circinalis​

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Traceophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Cycadaceae
Genus: Cycas
Species: Circinalis
Common Name: Palm-Leaved Cycas


Kingdom Animals
Multi-celled, digest food inside body.

Cnidaria- An alternative name for the invertebrate phylum Coelenterata.
Anthopleura xanthogrammica
Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Actiniaria
Family: Actiniidae
Genus: Anthopleura
Species: xanthogrammica
Common name: Giant Green Sea Anemone
Found in the mid to low tide region in an estuary.




giantgreenanemone.jpg
Anthopleura xanthogrammica

Cnidaria- An alternative name for the invertebrate phylum Coelenterata.
Aurelia aurita
Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Semaeostomeae
Family: Ulmaridae
Genus: Aurelia
Species: aurita
Common name: Moon Jelly
Can be found in swarms.


aurelia_aurita.jpg

mollusca- comprising the mollusks.
Mytilus califorianus
Kingdom: Animals
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Pteriomorpha
Family: Mytilidae
Genus: Mytilus
Species:
califorianus
Common name: California mussel
Found close to shore in an estuary.


0180.jpeg



Chordata- Comprises true vertebrates and animals
Limosa limosa
Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconilforme
Genus: Limosa
Species: limosa
Common name: Black-Tailed Godwit
Found around and estuary.



Limosa-limosa.jpg


Chordata- Comprises true vertebrates and animalsCrocodylus niloticus
Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodylia
Family: Crocodylidae
Genus: Crocodylus
Species: niloticus
Common name: Estuarine Crocodile
Found in Madagascar estuaries.

92738-004-781685FC.jpg


Chordata- Comprises true vertebrates and animals.
Tringa melanoleuca
Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Tringinae
Genus: Tringa
Species: melanoleuca
Common name: Yellow legged plover
Found around an estuary.



Greater-Yellowlegs18637.jpg

Vertabrate: Rattus Marmosurus
Kingom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammilia
Order:Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus:Rattus
Species: Marmosurous
Common Name: Opossum Rat
opossum.jpg

Careetta caretta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family:Cheloniidae
Genus: Careetta
Species: caretta
Common Name: Sea Turtle
Where it's found: Deep in an Estuary
sea_turtle.jpg






Vertabrate: Anas platyrhynchos
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Genus:Anas
Species: platyrhynchos
Common Name: Green-Head Duck
Where it's found: In the freshwater wetlands in and estuary.
Duck.jpg

Invertabrate: Enteroctopus dofleini
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopada
Family: Chalecidoidea
Genus: Enteroctopus
Species: dofleini
Common Name: Giant Pacific Octopus
Where it's found: Found in the bottom of an estuary where it's soft.
octopus.jpg
Invertabrate: Scylla serrata
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Portunoidea
Genus: Scylla
Species: serrata
Common Name: Mud Crab
Crabby.jpg
Invertabrate: Cliona celata
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Order: Hadromerida
Family: Clionaidae
Genus: Cliona
Species: celata
Common Name: Boring Sopnge
Nemo.jpg