Category Archives: Marine Invertebrates

Pillar Coral

Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) gets its common name from the tall, pillar-like columns that the coral colonies build over decades on flat or gently sloping seafloors.
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Queen Conch

Our species of the week, the Queen Conch (Strombus gigas), is a large marine gastropod, found in warm, shallow waters throughout the Dutch Caribbean

Spiny Lobster

Spiny Lobsters (Palinuridae) are a family of lobsters that have two very long and thick antennas, used to defend themselves, instead of large pinching claws.
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