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FIELD GUIDE
Table of Contents
Introduction
Index
Sponges
Corals, Sea Anemones
Sea Jellies
Sea Urchins, Sea Cucumbers, Brittle Stars, Sea Stars, Sand Dollars
Sea Worms
Lobsters, Crabs, Shrimps, Barnacles
Mollusks Sea Snails, Oysters, Clams, Nudibranches, Octopuses
Tunicates
Fish: Perchlike Fish I
Fish: Perchlike Fish II
Fish: Other Ray-Finned Fish
Fish: Sharks, Rays, Skates
Sea Reptiles
Sea Mammals
 
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Southern Sting Ray Coloring Page
 
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MONTESSORI CORAL REEF FIELD GUIDE INDEX

and INTRODUCTION

Chordata (Phylum)

Vertebrates (Sub Phylum)

Reptilia (Order)

Sea Snakes

Habitat: marine; coastal reefs; open water sometimes hundreds of miles from land.

Size: up to 1.4 m

Food: small fish

Interesting Fact: Sea snakes are extremely venomous. Reportedly, they are 10 times more venomous than rattlesnakes. They breathe air and must come to the surface. Some sea snakes like the Banded Sea Krait come ashore to lay eggs. Also called Sea Kraits.

Jonah

Banded Sea Snake (Krait)

Other Common Names:  Yellow-lipped Sea Krait  or Amphibious Sea Snake (Krait)

 

Other Sites: Banded Sea Krait

Sea Turtles

 
Hard Shelled Sea Turtles

 

Habitat: Tropical reefs in Atlantic,Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Max Size: 3 feet long (91.4 cm)

Max Weight: 270 pounds (122 kg)

Food: sponges in coral reefs

Interesting Fact: Humans are the predators of the Hawksbill. It's beautiful shell was so popular that the turtle nearly became extinct. The Hawksbill Sea Turtle is an endangered species.

Sydney: World Book Encyclopedia

Hawksbill Sea Turtle Other Sites: Hawksbill Sea Turtle  Coloring Page

Habitat: often found living near coral reefs and rocky shorelines. Pacific coast of Mexico They migrate hundreds of miles between nesting and feeding grounds. Green Sea Turtles are found worldwide.

Size: over 100 cm is common (36-43 inches) 200-300 pounds . Can reach 500 pounds.

Food: Herbivores: Algae and seagrasses. Juveniles may be carnivores.

Interesting Fact: An endangered species. Humans are main predator.

Sydney

Pacific Green Sea Turtle Other Sites:

Habitat: tropical and subtropical; marine. Atlantic green turtles can be found around the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and continental U.S. from Texas to Massachusetts. They migrate hundreds of miles between nesting and feeding grounds. Green Sea Turtles are found worldwide.

Size: over 100 cm is common (36-43 inches) 200-300 pounds. Can reach 500 pounds.

Food: Herbivores: Algae and seagrasses. Juveniles may be carnivores.

Interesting Fact: An endangered species. Humans are main predator.

Atlantic Green Sea Turtle Other Sites:

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