Nova Scotian Intertidal Species Guide

A guide to common intertidal species found around the Nova Scotian coasts.

Small
Sea Cauliflower 6
Leathesia marina
6543249137 656a73cacb m
Rock gunnel 7
Pholis gunnellus
24661 260 190
Bread-crumb Sponge 8
Halichondria panicea
39298 orig
Dog Whelk 9
Nucella lapillus
53502 260 190
tortoise shell limpet 10
Testudinalia testudinalis
240px broadstairs   mytilus edulis 2
Blue Mussel 11
Mytilus edulis
Small
Soft-shelled Clam 12
Mya arenaria
5077560992 6163047682 m
Knotted Wrack 13
Ascophyllum nodosum
57759 260 190
Rough Periwinkle 14
Littorina saxatilis
Small
Common Periwinkle 15
Littorina littorea
10653 260 190
Irish Moss 16
Chondrus crispus
3590345338 ae5b957a8b m
common seastar 17
Asterias rubens
240px saccharina latissima 2
Sea Belt 18
Saccharina latissima
Small
Green Sea Urchin 19
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis
5973685792 5d452325b8 m
Acorn Barnacle 20
Semibalanus balanoides
Small
kelp lace bryozoan 21
Membranipora membranacea
80843042 c76ee499fe m
Green Shore Crab 22
Carcinus maenas
Small
Bladder Wrack 12
Fucus vesiculosus
Small
Sand Shrimp 23
Crangon septemspinosa
189908858 fa492c4467 m
Rockweed 24
Fucus distichus
4859683411 0f092cd384 m
rusty rock 25
Hildenbrandia rubra

Edited by Maddy Scott, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

Photo Credits

  • 1. (c) Doyle, A., J. Miller, and M. Peters. (2012). Maera danae. Between the Tides of Nova Scotia: http://intertidal-novascotia.blogspot.ca/2012/05/maera-danae-pink-beach-hopper.html. , some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Maddy Scott
  • 2. (c) Andrews, S., Baker, E., and Giroux, C. (2012). Cystoclonium purpureum. Between the Tides of Nova Scotia: http://intertidal-novascotia.blogspot.ca/2012/05/cystoclonium-purpureum-bushy-red.html. , some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Maddy Scott
  • 3. (c) Nicole Gallup, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 4. (c) rattyfied, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • 5. (c) Rob, Molly, and Candace. (2012). Jaera marina. Between the Tides of Nova Scotia: http://intertidal-novascotia.blogspot.ca/2012/05/jaera-marina-little-shore-isopod.html. , some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Maddy Scott
  • 6. (c) Wendy Feltham, all rights reserved
  • 7. (c) Patrick Randall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • 8. (c) WoRMS for SMEBD, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • 9. (c) Biopix, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 10. (c) Femorale, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 11. (c) Emőke Dénes, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
  • 12. (c) Michael Schwinghamer, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Maddy Scott
  • 13. (c) Joel Abroad, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • 14. (c) anonymous, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • 15. (c) Robin Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 16. (c) Valter Jacinto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • 17. (c) Daniel Vaulot, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • 18. (c) Cwmhiraeth, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
  • 19. (c) cyric, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by cyric
  • 20. (c) Travis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 21. (c) Vishal Bhave, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Vishals_Lab
  • 22. (c) Nuno Barreto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • 23. (c) e-aus-kanada, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
  • 24. (c) Wreford Miller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
  • 25. (c) meriseal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)

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