Jessica V. and Maddy W.

KingdomsMoneraA moneran is a single-celled organism that has no nucleus.

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L. majuscula is in a bacilli shape and is found near Panama





Scientific Name: Luciola majusculaShape: BacilliLocations: Near Panama











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Flavbacterium columnare up close





Scientific Name: Flavbacterium columnare
Shape: Cocci
Location: Grows on and infects fish that live in coral reefs





ProtistA protist has a nucleus, organelles and is single celled


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Eutreptia virdis








Protozoan: "animal-like", with no cell walls, no chlorophyll, and a nucleus
Scientific Name: Eutreptia viridis
Common Name: NA
Location: Mainly in the Great Barrier Reef, on the coast of Australia







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Chaetoceros neglectum



Algae- "plant like", cell walls, chlorophyll, and a nucleus
Scientific Name: Chaetoceros neglectum
Common Name: Yellow-green algae
Location: Austrailia, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Samoa,
and American Samoa








FungiFungi are multi-cellular, have no chlorophyll, and they absorb nutrients

Jessica V.
Ascomycota: a sac/cup shape
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Ascobolus crenulatus

Ascobolus crenulatus
Common Name: Olive Yellow
Location: Great Barrier Reef
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Ascomycetes
Order: Pezizales
Family: Hypogastruroidea
Genus: Ascobolus
Species: crenulatus



Maddy W.
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Sakaguchia dacryoidea

Basidiomycota: "club" shaped, closely packed filaments
Sakaguchia dacryoidea
Common Name: NA
Location: European and Northern Africa waters
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Urediniomycetes
Order: Microbotryales
Family: Leucosporidiaceae
Genus: Sakaguchia
Species: dacryoidea




Jessica V.
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Nephromyces molgularum

Chytridiomycota: Lives in water or soil
Nephromyces molgularum
Common Name: NA
Location: Great Barrier Reef
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Chytridionmycota
Class: Chytridiomycetes
Order: Chytriadyles
Family: Cladotriaceae
Genus: Nephromyces
Species: molgularum




Maddy W.
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Asellaria ligiae

Zygomycota: "thread like", spore at end
Asellaria ligiae
Common Name: NA
Location: North East Atlantic and most oceans and estuaries
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Zygomycota
Class: Trichomycetes
Order: Asellariales
Family: Asellariaceae
Genus: Asellaria
Species: ligiae




ChromistaMost are single-celled, have chlorophyll (green and other colors) and live in water.
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Goniomonas truncata




Jessica V.
Cryptophyta: Chlorophyll (green and brown), curled flagella
Goniomonas truncata
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Cryptophyta
Class: Cryptophyceae
Order: Goniomonadales
Family: Goniomonadaceae
Genus: Goniomonas
Species: truncata
Location: Great Barrier Reef and European waters
Common Name: NA





Jessica V.
Ochrophyta: Chlorophyll (green and gold), two flagella
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Bodo curvifilus

Bodo curvifilus
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Ochrophyta
Class: Bodonophyceae
Order: Bodonales
Family: Bodonaceae
Genus: Bodo
Species: curvifilus
Location: Great Barrier Reef and European waters
Common Name: NA





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Bicosoeca gracililpes

Jessica V.
Sagenista: No chlorophyll, filaments
Bicosoeca gracilipes
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Sagenista
Class: Bicosoecophyceae
Order: Bicosoecales
Family: Bicosoecaceae
Genus: Bicosoeca
Species: gracilipes
Location: Great Barrier Reef and European Waters
Common Name: NA


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Artostrobus annulatus




Jessica V.
Labyrinthista: No chlorophyll, one flagellum
Artostrobus annulatus
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Labrinthista
Class: Labyrinthulea
Order: Dassellarina
Family: Eucyrtidiidae
Genus: Artostrobus
Species: annulatus
Location: Great Barrier Reef
Common Name: NA



Jessica V.
Hyphochytriomycota: No chlorophyll, one feathery flagellum
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Reessia amoeboidea

Reessia amoeboidea
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Hyphochytrimycota
Class: Hypochytriomycetes
Order: Hypochytriales
Family: Rhizidiomycetaceae
Genus: Reessia
Species: amoeboidea
Location: Great Barrier Reef
Common Name: NA



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Calcidiscus leptoporus


Jessica V.
Hapthophyta: Chlorophyll (green and brown), with 2 flagella
Calcidiscus leptoporus
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Hapthophyta
Class: Prymneslphyceae
Order: Coccosphaereles
Family: Coccolithaceae
Genus:Calcidiscus
Species: leptoporus
Location: Great Barrier Reef
Common Name: NA






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Heterosigma inlandica

Maddy W.
Heterokontophyta: Chlorophyll (green and gold), two flagella
Heterosigma akashiwo
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Raphidophyceae
Order: Chattonellales
Family: Chattonellaceae
Genus: Heterosigma
Species: akashiwo
Location: most coral reefs and oceans
Common Name: NA


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Hemiaulus hauckii

Maddy W.
Ochromycota: Chlorophyll (green and gold), two flagella
Hemiaulus hauckii
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Ochromycota
Class: Coscinodiscophyceae
Order: Hemiaulales
Family: Hemiaulaceae
Genus: Hemiaulus
Species: hauckii
Location: Seto Inland Sea, Atlantic, and North Sea
Common Name: NA


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Eremosphaera gigas

Maddy W.
Chlorophyta
Eremosphaera gigas
KIngdom: Plantae
Division: Chlorophyta
Class: Trebouxiophyceae
Order: Oocystales
Family: Eremosphaeraceae
Genus: Eremosphaera
Species: gigas
Location: most coral reefs and oceans
Common Name: NA


Maddy W.
Labyrinthista: No chlorophyll, filaments
Aplanochytrium minuta
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Aplanochytrium minuta

Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Labyrinthista
Class: Labyrinthulea
Order: Thraustochytriales
Family: Thraustochytriaceae
Genus: Aplanochytrium
Species: minuta
Location: coral reefs around the USA
Common Name: NA


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Erythropeltis discigera

Maddy W.
Rhodophyta
Erythropeltis discigera
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Rhodophyta
Class: Compsopogonophyceae
Order: Erythropeltidales
Family: Erythrotrichiaceae
Genus: Erythropeltis
Species: discigera
Location: Great Barrier Reef and many other coral reefs
Common Name: NA


Maddy W.
Barcillariophyta
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Cymbella amphioxys

Cymbella amphioxys
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Barcillariophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order: Cymbellales
Family: Cymbellaceae
Genus: Cymbella
Species: amphioxys
Location: Great Barrier Reef
Common Name: NA







Animaliamulti-celled, digest food inside the body



Jessica V.
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Christmas tree worm

Annelida: Segemented worm; two openings (one for food, and one for waste), has a simple nervous system with a "brain" and 5 "hearts"
Spirobranchus giganteus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order: Canalipalpata
Family: Surpulidae
Genus: Spirobranchus
species: giganteus
Common Name: Christmas tree worm
Location: Great Barrier Reef





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brown-striped anemone

Jessica V.
Cnidaria: Corals and Jellyfish; live in water, have two laers of cells seperated by a jelly-like substance
Actinoporus elegans
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Actiniaria
Family: Aurelianiidae
Genus: Actinoporus
species: elegans
Common Name: Brown-striped anemone
Location: Caribbean Sea





Jessica V.
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Achramorpha diomediae

Porefira: Sponges; live in salt water, have two layers of cells,
absorb foods through pores, expells waste through the top.
Achramorpha diomediae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Calcarea
Order: Leucosolenida
Family: Achramorphidae
Genus: Achramorpha
species: diomediae
Common Name: NA
Location: Great Barrier Reef



Jessica V.
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Kemp's ridley sea turtle

Reptilia: Two pairs of legs, live on land with lungs, lay eggs,
covered by plates or scales, ectotherms
Lepidochelys kempii
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Cheloniidae
Genus: Lepidochelys
species: kempii
Common Name: Kemp's ridley sea turtle
Location: Caribbean Sea





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Egyptian goose

Jessica V.
Aves: Hollow bones, scaly legs, and feathers
Alopochen aegyptiacus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Alpochen
species: aegyptiacus
Common Name: Egyptian goose
Location: Mediterranean Sea and near the equator



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Crab-eating frog

Jessica V.
Amphibia: Spends first part of life in water with gills, second
part of life on land with lungs, has smooth skin
Fejervarya cancrivora
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dicroglossidae
Genus: Fejervarya
species: cancrivora
Common Name: Crab-eating frog
Location: Shallow, warm water



Maddy W.
Mollusks: all soft bodied, well developed organs, some have hard shells
Mya arenaria
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Softshell Clam

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Mydoida
Family: Myidae
Genus: Mya
species: arenaria
Common Name: softshell clam
Location: Great Barrier Reef


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Snapping Shrimp



Maddy W.
Arthropoda: multiple body segments, jointed appendages, Exoskeleton
Alpheus intrinsecus
KIngdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Alpheidae
Genus: Alpheus
species: intrinsecus
Common Name: Snapping Shrimp
Location: Gulf of Mexico, Sahara Coast, South East Atlantic




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Crown of Thorns

Maddy W.
Echinodermata: live in salt water, spiny skin, arms, ability to regenerate
Acanthaster planci
KIngdom: Animalia
Phylum: Enchinodermata
Class: Asteroidea
Order: Spinulosida
Family: Acanthasteridae
Genus: Acanthaster
species: placi
Common Name: Crown of Thorns
Location: New Zealand, West Indian Ocean, Madagascar, Red Sea, Palau Islands


Maddy W.
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Bottlenose Dolphin

Mammalia: advanced nervous system, lungs, feed young with milk, most born alive, most habitats, Endotherms
Tursiops truncatus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Family: Delphinidae
Genus: Tursiops
species: truncatus
Common Name: Bottlenose Dolphin
Location: Gulf of Mexico, Madagascar, Kenya, New Zealand





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Great White Shark



Maddy W.
Elasmobranchii: skeleton of cartilage, fleshy fins
Carcharodon carcharias
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Elamsobranchii
Order: Lamniformes
Family: Lamnidae
Genus: Carcharodon
species: carharias
Common Name: Great White Shark
Location: Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, Bahamas, Hawaii, Australia




Maddy W.
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Clown fish

Actinoterygii: fins supported by bones, upper jaw bones slides forward when opened
Amphiprion percula
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinoterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacentridae
Genus: Amphriprion
species: percula
Common Name: Clown fish
Location: Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Fiji






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