Below is the list of invertebrates and algae species that are monitored as part of REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project in the Pacific Northwest. For most species, the count data is: Single (1), Few (2-10), Many (11-100), Abundant (>100). For some species, a simple Presence / Absence count is used. (they are noted below)

List of Species Monitored Since 1998

    ANNELIDA

    • Northern Feather Duster Worm, Eudistylia vancouveri
    • Fringed Tube Worm, Dodecaceria fewkesi *(Presence/Absence)

    ARTHROPODA

    • Candy Stripe Shrimp, Lebbeus grandimanus
    • Coonstripe Shrimp, Pandalus danae
    • Dungeness Crab, Cancer magister
    • Giant Barnacle, Balanus nubilus
    • Northern Kelp Crab, Pugettia producta
    • Red Rock Crab, Cancer productus
    • Spot Prawn, Pandalus platyceros
    • Puget Sound King Crab, Lopholithodes mandtii - monitored since 2015
    • Squat Lobster, Munida quadrispina - monitored since 2015
    • Graceful Crab, Cancer gracilis - monitored since 2015

    BRYOZOA

    • Lacy Bryozoan, Phidolorpora labiata
    • Fluted Bryozoan, Hippodiplosia insculpta - monitored since 2015

    CNIDARIA

    • Fish-eating Anemone, Urticina piscivora
    • Plumose Anemone, Metridium senile and Metridium giganteum
    • Tube-dwelling Anemone, Pachycerianthus fimbriatus
    • White-spotted Anemone, Urticina lofotensis
    • Strawberry Anemone, Corynactis californica *(Presence/Absence)
    • Moon Jelly, Aurelia aurita and Aurelia labiata
    • Sea Blubber, Cyanea capillata
    • Orange Cup Coral, Balanophyllia elegans
    • Pink Hydrocoral, Stylaster sp. (S. verrilli and S. venusta)
    • Orange Sea Pen, Ptilosarcus gurneyi
    • Orange Zoanthid, Epizoanthus scotinus *(Presence/Absence) - monitored since 2015

    ECHINODERMATA

    • California Sea Cucumber, Parastichopus californicus
    • Orange Sea Cucumber, Cucumaria miniata
    • Leather Star, Dermasterias imbricata
    • Spiny Pink Star, Pisaster brevispinus
    • Sunflower Star, Pycnopodia helianthoides
    • Green Sea Urchin, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis
    • Red Sea Urchin, Strongylocentrotus franciscanus
    • Eccentric Sand Dollar, Dendraster excentricus
    • Vermilion Star, Mediaster aequalis - monitored since 2015
    • Basket Star, Gorgonocephalus eucnemis - monitored since 2015
    • Feather Star, Florometra serratissima - monitored since 2015

    MOLLUSCA

    • Giant Nudibranch, Dendronotus iris
    • Opalescent Nudibranch, Hermissenda crassicornis
    • White-lined Dirona, Dirona albolineata
    • Yellow Margin Dorid, Cadlina luteomarginata
    • Giant Pacific Octopus, Octopus dofleini
    • Leafy Hornmouth, Ceratastoma foliatum
    • Lewis's Moonsnail, Euspira lewisii
    • Oregon Triton, Fusitriton oregonensis
    • Gumboot Chiton, Cryptochiton stelleri
    • Northern Abalone, Haliotis kamtschatkana
    • Rock Scallop, Crassadoma gigantea
    • Leopard Dorid, Diaulula sandiegensis - monitored since 2015
    • Clown Dorid, Triopha catalinae - monitored since 2015
    • Stubby Squid, Rossia pacifica - monitored since 2015

    PORIFERA

    • Chimney Sponge, Rhabdocalyptus dawsoni and Staurocalyptus dowlingi
    • Cloud/Goblet Sponge, Aphrocallistes vastus and Chonelasma calyx
    • Yellow Boring Sponge, Cliona californiana *(Presence/Absence)  - monitored since 2015

    UROCHORDATA

    • Shiny Orange Sea Squirt, Cnemidocarpa finmarkiensis
    • Orange Social Ascidian, Metandrocarpa sp.(M. taylori, M. dura) *(Presence/Absence)
    • Glassy Sea Squirt, Ascidia paratropa - monitored since 2015

    INVASIVE TUNICATES

    • Transparent Ciona Tunicate, Ciona savignyi - monitored since 2008
    • Invasive Didemnum Tunicate, Didemnum vexillum - monitored since 2008
    • Invasive Club Tunicate, Styela clava - monitored since 2008

    ALGAE & MARINE PLANTS

    • Sargassum, Sargassum muticum *(Presence/Absence) - monitored since 2015
    • Bull Kelp, Nereocystis luetkeana - monitored since 2015
    • Giant Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera - monitored since 2015
    • Eelgrass spp., Zostera spp. *(Presence/Absence) - monitored since 2015