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  1. General Animal Classification

  2. Phylum Porifera Tube Sponge

  3. Phylum Ctenophora Comb Jelly Not a true jelly fish

  4. Phylum Cnidaria

  5. Sea anemone -Class Anthozoa “Flower of the Sea” -Range from a half inch to 6 ft across! -More than 1000 species. Phylum Cnidaria

  6. Sea Nettle, Chrysaora quinquecirrha • Class Scyphozoa • From the Greek, referring to a drinking cup…shape of the jelly • most common stinging jellyfish in our area • typically 4 to 6 inches in diameter Phylum Cnidaria

  7. Portuguese man of war,Physalia physalis Class Hydrozoa -colony of many individual animals -named after a 16th century sailing ship Phylum Cnidaria

  8. Planarian Phylum Platyhelminthes Free-living, Flatworm

  9. Parasitic Tapeworm Phylum Platyhelminthes

  10. Turbellaria Free-living, marine Flatworm Phylum Platyhelminthes

  11. Phylum Nematoda Pin worms

  12. Phylum Nematoda Heart worms

  13. Apple Snail • Invasive snail from the Amazon becoming a big problem in Mobile • Class Gastropoda Phylum Molluska

  14. Orangefoot PimpleBack Mussel Phylum Molluska

  15. Oyster Phylum Molluska

  16. Octopus Phylum Molluska

  17. Giant Squid Phylum Molluska

  18. Phylum Annelida Earthworm

  19. Medicinal Leech, Hirudo medicinalis http://ajcc.aacnjournals.org/content/19/5/471.full Journal article, citing how the bacteria in the gut of the leech may cause infections when using leech therapy following Replantation of severed digits Phylum Annelida

  20. Phylum Arthropoda Cylinder Millipede

  21. Yellow Garden SpiderClass Arachinda Phylum Arthropoda

  22. Brown Recluse, Class Arachinda Phylum Arthropoda

  23. Black Widow, Class Arachinda Phylum Arthropoda

  24. Tick Class Arachinda Phylum Arthropoda

  25. Blue Crab, Class Crustacea Phylum Arthropoda

  26. Brown Shrimp Class Crustacea Phylum Arthropoda

  27. Chattahoochee Crayfish Phylum Arthropoda

  28. Calico Pennant Dragonfly, Class Insecta Phylum Arthropoda

  29. Phylum Echinodermata Sunflower Sea Star

  30. Sand dollar Phylum Echinodermata

  31. Phylum Chordata

  32. Bull Shark, Cartilaginous Fish • Travels far up warm rivers (the Mississippi, the Alabama)!!!… Outdooralabama.com • Viviparous, with a yolksac-placenta. • Maximum about 11 ft. (females); males reach about 10 ft • One of the three most dangerous species Phylum Chordata

  33. Black Crappie Bony Fish, Class Osteichthyes Phylum Chordata Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin.

  34. Bluegill Sunfish (Bream), Bony Fish, Class Osteichthyes Phylum Chordata

  35. Largemouth Bass Bony Fish, Class Osteichthyes Phylum Chordata

  36. Blue Catfish Bony Fish, Class Osteichthyes Phylum Chordata • State record 111 lbs, in Wheeler Lake, 1996. • Widespread and occasionally abundant in the Mobile basin and Tennessee River

  37. Alligator Gar Bony Fish, Class Osteichthyes Phylum Chordata • 5.9 to 9.8 ft • 151-pound+, record, Tensaw River.

  38. Hellbender Salamader, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Class Amphibia Largest salamander in US. Found in Elk, Flint and Paint Rock rivers among other Creeks and rivers in N. AL Phylum Chordata

  39. Fowler’s Toad,Bufo fowleri. Class Amphibia • Common statewide in a variety of habitats, including disturbed areas. • Alabama’s most commonly encountered and widely distributed toad; often seen on roads. Phylum Chordata

  40. Coral snake • south Alabama only • “red on yellow, kill a fellow” Class Reptilia Compare to Scarlet Kingsnake – “red on black, venom lack” Phylum Chordata

  41. Water moccasin Class Reptilia Phylum Chordata

  42. Copperhead Phylum Chordata Class Reptilia

  43. (E) Alabama Red-belly Turtle, Pseudemys alabamensis Phylum Chordata Class Reptilia

  44. American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis • one of the largest reptiles in the world • You can't see an alligator's teeth when it's mouth is closed… Phylum Chordata 4-chambered heart

  45. Red Tailed Hawk Phylum Chordata Class Aves

  46. Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus Phylum Chordata Class Aves

  47. Canada Goose, Branta canadensis • Fairly common in winter, spring, and fall in Inland Coastal Plain Phylum Chordata Class Aves

  48. Wild Turkey Phylum Chordata Class Aves

  49. Virginia Opossum,Didelphis virginiana Phylum Chordata Class Mammalia Order Marsupialia

  50. Beaver , Castor canadensis Phylum Chordata • Largest rodent found in North America • Lips, nose, & ears can seal so that it can stay underwater for up to 15 minutes Class Mammalia Order Rodentia