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Seahorse

Monarans

Monerans are single-celled organisums that have no nuclious.
Dinoflagellate
is just one of the many different kinds of monarans the coral reefs host, it is found in most large ocean reefs.
Pyrocystis is the scientific name.
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Dinoflagellate

Foraminiferan, otherwise known scientificly as cytoplasmic filopdia, is found in the warmer more tropical arieas of the coral reefs.

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Foraminiferan


Protists

Protists are single-celled organisums with a nuclious.
Red algae or Rhodophyta (the scientific name) is another one of the many protists the coral reefs have. These creatures help build lots of coral reefs! They are located near Europe and Aisa.
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Red algae

This protozoan it is located in the Great Barrier Reef.Vorticellais is the Genus, Phyllum Ciliophora is the species
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Protozoan

Fungi

Multi celled,no chloraphyll,and absorbs nutriants.
Aspergillus is its own genus and fumigatus, is the species
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Aspergillus

Phormidium corallyticum or commonly known as black band disease is found in the Great Barrier Reef.
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Black Band Disease

















Plants
Plant- Is a multicellular organisms of the kingdom Plantae characteristically producing embryos, containing chloroplasts, having cellulose cell walls, and lacking the power of locomotion.


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Ceramium

Kngdom:
Plantae
Division:
Rhodophyta
Class:
Florideophyceae
Order:
Ceramiales
Family:
Ceramiaceae
Genus:
species:
Ceramium
Rhodophyta
Ceramium are commonly found growing on larger plants.
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Dictyosphaeria
Dictyosphaeria lives on corals attached to rock in calm reef flats and tidepools.


Dictyosphaeria

Scientific classification

Domain:
Eukaryota
Kingdom:
Viridiplantae
Phylum:
Chlorophyta
Class:
Ulvophyceae
Order:
Cladophorales
Family:
Siphonocladaceae
Genus:
Dictyosphaeria

Species
  • cavernosa




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Turtle Grass


Kingdom
Phylum/Division:
Class:
Order:
Family:
Genus:
Plantae
Tracheophyta
Angiosperm
Najadales
Hydrocharitaceae
Thalassia
Spiecies: Thalassia testudinum






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Dinoflagellates
Lives in coral reefs.

Kingdom:

**Chromalveolata**

Phylum:

**Dinoflagellata**

Class:

Noctiluciphyceae


Order:

Noctilucales


family: Kofodiniaceae


Genus: Dinophysis

species: Dinophysis acuminata




Kingdom:
Chromalveolata
Pylum
Heterokontophyta
Class:
Order:
Family:
Genus:
species:
Chrysophyceae
Chromulinales
Ochromonadaceae
Spirogyra
Chrysophytes

Golden algae

Lives in coral reefs.
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Bryophyta
Class: Hepaticopsida
Order: Jungermanniales
Family: Lepidoziaceae
Genus: Bazzania
species: tridens

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Golden algae

This plant is found in the austrailian reefs.
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Bazzania tridens


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Hepatophyta
Class: Hepatopsida
Order: Marchantiales
Family: Gracillarioidea
Genus: Marchantia
Spicies: polymorpha
This plant is also found in the austrailian reefs.
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Marchantia polymorpha





Animals

living, multicellular organisums

Rotifers lives in the tubes of sponges and in the soil.
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Rotifers

Kindom- Animalia
Phylum- Rotifera
Class- Monogononta
Order- Ploimida
Family- Lecanidae
Genus- Lecane
species- aquila

The giant clam is found on the bottom of most reefs. It is a carnavor because it eats meat(mostly fish). It also provides a home for algae.
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Giant Clam
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inside a giant clam


Scientific classification
Kingdom:

Animalia



Phylum:

Mollusca

Class:

Bivalvia

Order:

Veneroida

Family:

Tridacnidae

Genus:

Tridacna

Species:

gigas





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Sea coral
Lives in a warm,clear,shallow ocean habitat


Kingdom- Animalia
Phylum- Cnidaria
Class- Anthozoa
Order- Alcyonacea
Family- Edwardsiidae
Genus- Nematostella
species- Vectensis
Sea corals are carnivores.

they eat algae.




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Green Sea Turtle

Kingdom- Animalia
Phylum- Chordata
Class- Reptilia
Order- Testudines
Family- Cheluniidae
Gunus- Chelonia
species- Chelonia Mydas

Green sea turdles are found in the coral reefs throughout the Atlantic Ocean,Caribbean,Western Atlantic, and the British Isles. Adult green sea turdles are herbivores so they eat turdle grass and algae.




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Kingdom- Animalia
Phylum- Arthropoda
Class- Malsacostraca
Order- Decapoda
Family- Enoplometopidea
Genus- Enoplometopus
species-

The reef lobster is an omnivore. It lives in most reefs.


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Seahorse

The seahorse is a carnavor and lives in most reefs.It eats shrimp and other crustaceans.
Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order:
Syngnathiformes
Family:
Syngnathidae
Genus:
Hippocampus
species: erectus ||
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butterflyfish

Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata


Class:
Actinopterygii






Order:
Perciformes




Family:
Chaetodontidae


clown fish----- live in the Great Berrier Reef.
Clown Fish=omnivores


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Clown fish

Kingdom:

Animalia
Phylum:

Chordata
Class:

Actinopterygii
Order:

Perciformes
Family:

Pomacentridae

Genus: Pemnas
species: Amphiprion Akallopisos


Nurse shark
Nurse shark
Nurse shark-Carnivore
they eat fish, shrimp, crab, octopus, lobster, and coral.


Kingdom:
Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata
Class:
Chondrichthyes

Order:
Orectolobiformes
Family:
Ginglymostomatidae
Genus:
species:
Ginglymostoma
Ginglymostoma cirratum


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sea cucumber


Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia
Phylum:
Echinodermata
Subphylum:
Echinozoa
Class:
Holothuroidea


They eat decaying substances found floating the the water. Is an Herbivore.



















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stingray

The stingray lives in the sand along the coral reefs.
It is a carnavor.Stingrays eat plankton and small fish.
Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata
Class:
Chondrichthyes
Subclass:
Elasmobranchii
Order:
Rajiformes
Family:
Dasyatidae
Genus:
Dasyatis
species: acutirostra ||











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Crown of thorns sea star
They are omnivores. They are found in tropical waters on rock, coral.And they eat coral.
Kingdom:

Animalia
Phylum:

Echinodermata
Class:

Asteroidea
Order:

Valvatida
Family:

Acanthasteridae
Genus:

Acanthaster
Gervais, 1841

Species:

A. planci

























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