Other invertebrates at the Hawaii-2 Observatory

Observed in video surveys (ROV Jason in 1998 and 1999 and ROV JasonII in 2003 and 2004) and/or camera sled/otter trawl transects (in 2003)

 

These classifications are best guesses and subject to change.  Classification was checked first with Tree of Life and then with European Register of Marine Species in June 2006.
Click on the filename prefix for additional photos of that specific type of organism.
*** NOTE FOR BENTHIC VS. PELAGIC: Organisms were classified as benthic if they were observed at least some times on the seafloor. ***

 

Phylum
Class, Order
Family
Genus, species
Common Name
Filename Prefix
Type Photo
Benthic or Pelagic?
Bryozoa


Not determined
Stalked bryozoan
bry_1
bryozoan
Benthic
Chordata (Subphylum Urochordata)
Larvacea
Not determined
Larvacean
uro_larv_1
larvacean
Pelagic

Larvacea


Not determined

Empty larvacean house

larv_house_1

larvacean_house Pelagic
Chordata (Subphylum Urochordata)? Thaliacea?, Salpida?

Not determined Colonial salp?
uro_sal_1
unidentified_string
Pelagic
Ascidiacea?

Not determined Tunicate?
uro_tun_1
tunicate
Benthic

Total number of types of other invertebrates identified: 4.
Benthic: 2 types; planktonic/pelagic: the other 2 types.


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Page updated 16 June 2006 by Stace Beaulieu (stace@whoi.edu)