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Sponges
Corals, Sea Anemones
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Fish: Perchlike Fish II
Fish: Other Ray-Finned Fish
Fish: Sharks, Rays, Skates
Sea Reptiles
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MONTESSORI CORAL REEF FIELD GUIDE INDEX

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Montessori Coral Reef Field Guide.  This guide was developed by third graders using examples produced by their older brothers and sisters.  In our LMC is a student-created replica of a Coral Reef with replicas of animals from the coral reef made by students.

This site is a guide to the animals in the coral reef at Montessori Magnet School.

To use this guide, here are a few things you might want to know.

Putting Living Things in Order

Scientists have been putting all living things into categories for hundreds of years.  The first category is a KINGDOM. Living things are divided into 5 KINGDOMS: the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, the fungus kingdom, the moneran kingdom, or the protist kingdom.

The moneran and the protist kingdoms contain thousands of animals that can only be seen with microscopes.  In our field guide we are interested only in the ANIMAL KINGDOM.

The ANIMAL KINGDOM is divided into 9 PHYLA.  Many of the 9 phyla are represented in the coral reef. However, some of the phyla are better represented in other environments.

Since all animals with backbones are in one PHYLA. Scientists had to divide the animals further.  The next division is called a CLASS.  There are 7 CLASSES in the Chordata PHYLUM: 1) jawless fishes, 2) sharks and rays, 3) bony fishes, 4) amphibians, 5) reptiles, 6) birds, and 7) mammals

We hope you enjoy looking at our "specimens" and learn a little about a Coral Reef.

REFERENCES:

FISHBASE

ENature

Amazing Animals of the World

PHYLUM

NAME

EXAMPLES
Invertebrates

1Porifera

(Phylum)

Sponges

Tube Sponge

Barrel Sponge

2Cnidaria (Phylum)

Corals, Sea Anemones, Jellyfish

Brain Coral

Staghorn Coral

Star Coral

Fan Coral

Pink Sea Anemone

Green Sea Anemone

Bulb-Tipped Sea Anemone

2Cnidaria (Phylum)

Corals, Sea Anemones, Jellyfish

Upside-down Jellyfish

Portuguese Man-of-War

Moon Jellies

3(PHYLUM) Flatworms  
4(PHYLUM) Roundworms  

5Arthrodpoda

(Phylum)

Crustaceans

Lobsters

Crabs

 

6Annelida

(Phyulum)

Segmented Worms

Fire Worm

Feather Duster Worm

7Mollusca

(Phylum)

Mollusks

 

Sea Snails

     Perwinkles

     Volutes : Junonia

Oysters

Clams

8Echinodermata

(Phylum)

Sea Stars,

Sea Urchins, Sand Dollars,

Sea Cucumbers, Heart Urchins

Red Sea Urchin

Purple Sea Urchin

Brittle Star

Common Sea Star

Nine-Armed Sea Star

Red Spiny Sea Star

9Chordata

(Phylum)

Tunicata

(Subphylum)

Tunicates

Sea Squirts

These creatures have backbones in a larval stage, but do not have vertebrae. They are, therefore, classed as chordata, but are still invertebrates.
Vertebrates
9FISH

Chordata

(Phylum)

Vertebrata

(Subphylum)

Jawless Fishes

(Class)1

 

9FISH

Chordata

(Phylum)

Vertebrata

(Subphylum)

 

 

Perchlike Fishes I

Perchlike Fishes II

(Class)2

 

 

Some Unusual Bony Fishes

 

 

Angelfishes

Grouper

Barracuda

 

Seahorses

Eels

Spiny Porcupine Fish

Pufferfish

9FISH

Chordata

(Phylum)

Vertebrata

(Subphylum)

Sharks, Rays And Skates

(Class)3

 

Great White Shark

Whitetip Reef Shark

Giant Manta Ray

Blackspotted Manta Ray

Bluespotted Ray

9Chordata

(Phylum)

Vertebrata

(Subphylum)

Amphibia

(Class)4

 

9Chordata

(Phylum)

Vertebrata

(Subphylum)

Reptiles

(Class)5

Banded Sea Snake

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle

9Chordata

(Phylum)

Vertebrata

(Subphylum)

Birds

(Class)6

 

9Chordata

(Phylum)

Vertebrata

(Subphylum)

Mammals

(Class)7

Bottlenose Dolphin

Sea Otter

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