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GCE-LTER Invertebrate Species List

Scope of the List:  This is a partial listing of the invertebrate species that occur at or near Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research monitoring sites GCE1 through GCE10. The list has been constructed mainly from anecdotal observations at the sites but also includes species which are likely to occur but which have not been observed directly.

List Contributors:
Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Thomas Dale Bishop, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Animalia - Mollusca - Bivalvia
Scientific Name Common Name Habitats (key) Resources
Amygdalum papyrium (Mytilidae) Atlantic papermussel S:M
Crassostrea virginica (Ostreidae) eastern oyster S:B, S:M Photo availableData available
Cyrenoida floridana (Cyrenoididae) Florida marshclam S:B, S:F
Gemma gemma (Veneridae) amethyst gemclam S:B, S:M Data available
Geukensia demissa (Mytilidae) ribbed mussel, ribbed-mussel S:B, S:M Photo availableData available
Perna viridis (Mytilidae) Green mussel   Photo available
Polymesoda caroliniana (Corbiculidae) Carolina marshclam   Data available
Tagelus plebeius (Solecurtidae) stout tagelus S:B, S:M
       
Animalia - Mollusca - Gastropoda
Scientific Name Common Name Habitats (key) Resources
Assiminea succinea (Assimineidae) Atlantic assiminea   Data available
Detracia floridana (Ellobiidae) florida melampus S:B Data available
Hydrobiidae (various spp.) none S:B, S:F, S:M Data available
Littoraria irrorata (Littorinidae) marsh periwinkle S:B, S:M Photo availableData available
Melampus bidentatus (Ellobiidae) eastern melampus S:B, S:F, S:M Photo availableData available
Nassarius obsoletus aka Ilyanassa obsoleta (Nassariidae) eastern mudsnail S:M Photo availableData available
Neritina usnea (Neritidae) olive nerite S:B, S:F, S:M
Succineidae (various spp.) none S:F Data available
       
Animalia - Arthropoda - Crustacea (Malacostraca)
Scientific Name Common Name Habitats (key) Resources
Armases cinereum (Sesarmidae) squareback marsh crab S:B, S:F, S:M Photo availableData available
Callinectes exasperatus (Portunidae) rugose swimming crab   Photo available
Callinectes sapidus (Portunidae) blue crab, bluepoint S:B, S:F, S:M Photo available
Cyathura burbancki (Anthuridae) none S:M
Cyathura polita (Anthuridae) none S:B, S:M
Eurytium limosum (Panopeidae) broadback mud crab S:B, S:M Photo availableData available
Gammarus palustris (Gammaridae) none  
Hargeria rapax (Leptocheliidae) none S:B, S:F, S:M
Hyalella azteca (Hyalellidae) none S:F
Lysmata wurdemanni (Hippolytidae) peppermint shrimp   Photo available
Ocypode quadrata (Ocypodidae) Atlantic ghost crab   Photo available
Orchestia grillus (Talitridae) none S:B, S:F, S:M
Orchestia uhleri (Talitridae) none S:B, S:M
Palaemonetes pugio (Palaemonidae) daggerblade grass shrimp S:B, S:F, S:M
Petrolisthes armatus (Porcellanidae) green porcelain crab   Photo available
Probopyrus pandalicola (Bopyridae) none H:PR
Sesarma reticulatum (Sesarmidae) heavy marsh crab, purple marsh crab S:B, S:F, S:M Photo availableData available
Uca minax (Ocypodidae) redjointed fiddler, red-joint fiddler S:B, S:F Photo availableData available
Uca pugilator (Ocypodidae) Atlantic sand fiddler S:M Photo availableData available
Uca pugnax (Ocypodidae) Atlantic marsh fiddler S:B, S:M Photo availableData available
Uhlorchestia spartinophila (Talitridae) none S:M Photo available
       
Animalia - Arthropoda - Crustacea (Maxillopoda)
Scientific Name Common Name Habitats (key) Resources
Balanus amphitrite (Balanidae) none H:FL, S:B, S:M
Balanus eburneus (Balanidae) ivory barnacle H:FL, S:B, S:M
Balanus trigonus (Balanidae) none H:FL, S:B, S:M
Chthamalus fragilis (Chthamalidae) none H:FL, S:B, S:M Photo availableData available
Megabalanus coccopoma (Balanidae) none H:FL, S:B, S:M
       
Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta
Scientific Name Common Name Habitats (key) Resources
Amblycorypha floridana (Tettigoniidae) none   Photo available
Bucrates malivolans (Tettigoniidae) none H:MR, S:F Photo available
Ceratopogonidae (various spp.) biting midges S:B, S:F, S:M
Chaetopsis aenea (Otitidae) none H:MR, S:M Photo available
Chaetopsis apicalis (Otitidae) none H:MR, S:M Photo available
Chironomidae (various spp.) midges S:B, S:F, S:M
Chlorochroa senilis (Pentatomidae) none H:MR, S:B, T:T Photo available
Conocephalus aigialus (Tettigoniidae) none H:MR, S:B, S:M Photo available
Conocephalus fasciatus (Tettigoniidae) slender meadow grasshopper H:MR, S:B, S:M Photo available
Conocephalus hygrophilus (Tettigoniidae) none H:MR, S:B, S:M Photo available
Conocephalus nigropleuroides (Tettigoniidae) none H:MR, S:B, S:M Photo available
Conocephalus spartinae (Tettigoniidae) salt marsh meadow grasshopper H:MR, S:B, S:M Photo available
Culicidae (various spp.) mosquitoes S:B, S:F, S:M
Delphacodes penedetecta (Delphacidae) none   Data available
Ephydridae (various spp.) brine flies S:B, S:F, S:M
Hesperotettix floridensis (Acrididae) none H:UF, S:B, S:M Photo availableData available
Ischnodemus badius (Blissidae) none H:MR, S:B, T:T Photo available
Leptysma marginicollis (Acrididae) slender locust H:MR, S:F Photo available
Mermiria intertexta (Acrididae) none S:M Photo availableData available
Neoconocephalus melanorhinus (Tettigoniidae) none H:MR, S:B, S:M Photo available
Neoconocephalus robustus (Tettigoniidae) none H:MR, S:F Photo available
Ophraella notulata (Chrysomelidae) none S:B, S:M Photo available
Orchelimum concinnum (Tettigoniidae) dusky-faced meadow grasshopper H:MR, S:B, S:M Photo availableData available
Orchelimum erythrocephalum (Tettigoniidae) red-head meadow grasshopper   Photo availableData available
Orchelimum fidicinium (Tettigoniidae) none H:HM, H:MR, S:B, S:M Photo availableData available
Orphulella pelidna (Acrididae) none S:M Data available
Paria aterrima (Chrysomelidae) none S:B, S:M Photo availableData available
Paroxya clavuliger (Acrididae) none S:B, S:M Photo availableData available
Prokelisia marginata (Delphacidae) none S:B, S:M Photo availableData available
Romalea microptera aka Romalea guttatus, Romalea guttata (Romaleidae) none S:F Photo availableData available
Schistocerca obscura (Acrididae) none H:MR, H:UF, S:B, S:F, S:M Photo availableData available
Sparganothis spp (Order Lepidoptera) none S:M
Tabanidae (various spp.) clegs S:B, S:F, S:M
Trigonotylus uhleri (Miridae) none   Data available
Trirhabda bacharidis (Chrysomelidae) none S:M Photo available
Tytthus vagus (Miridae) none   Data available
       
Animalia - Arthropoda - Arachnida
Scientific Name Common Name Habitats (key) Resources
Kukulcania hibernalis (Filistatidae) southern house spider T:T Photo available
Nephila clavipes (Nephilidae) golden silk orbweaver T:T Photo available
       
Animalia - Annelida - Oligochaeta
Scientific Name Common Name Habitats (key) Resources
Enchytraeidae (various spp.) none  
Tubificidae (various spp.) none  
       
Animalia - Annelida - Polychaeta
Scientific Name Common Name Habitats (key) Resources
Capitella capitata (Capitellidae) none S:B, S:M
Heteromastus filiformis (Capitellidae) none S:B, S:M
Laeonereis culveri (Nereididae) none S:B, S:F, S:M
Manayunkia aestuarina (Sabellidae) none S:B, S:M
Namalycastis abiuma (Nereididae) none S:B, S:F
Neanthes succinea (Nereididae) none S:B, S:M Photo available
Streblospio benedicti (Spionidae) none S:B, S:M
       
Animalia - Platyhelminthes - Trematoda
Scientific Name Common Name Habitats (key) Resources
Pleurogonius malaclemys (Pronocephalidae) none S:M Photo available

Key to Habitats:

H:FL - Habitat Type: Fouling
H:HM - Habitat Type: Hammock
H:MR - Habitat Type: Marsh
H:PR - Habitat Type: Parasitic
H:UF - Habitat Type: Upland forest
S:B - Salinity Zone: Brackish water
S:F - Salinity Zone: Fresh water
S:M - Salinity Zone: Marine
T:T - Tidal Zone: Terrestrial

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.