Organisms of the Bay of Fundy

The following is a list of identified taxa from the Bay of Fundy, courtesy of the Atlantic Reference Center (ARC), Department of Fisheries and Oceans, St. Andrews, NB, Canada.

*Please note that we only list the number of species.
You can get the individual species names and species information through the Center for Marine Biodiversity web site.

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Phylum/Division Class Order Number of species
Pyrrophycophyta Dinophyceae Dinophysiales 9
Pyrrophycophyta Dinophyceae Gonyaulacales 17
Pyrrophycophyta Dinophyceae Gymnodiniales 5
Pyrrophycophyta Dinophyceae Peridiniales 17
Pyrrophycophyta Dinophyceae Prorocentrales 3
Bacillariophyta Bacillariophyceae Achnanthales 6
Bacillariophyta Bacillariophyceae Bacillariales 15
Bacillariophyta Bacillariophyceae Centrales 5
Bacillariophyta Bacillariophyceae Cymbellales 4
Bacillariophyta Bacillariophyceae Eunotiales 3
Bacillariophyta Bacillariophyceae Mastogloiales 1
Bacillariophyta Bacillariophyceae Naviculales 47
Bacillariophyta Bacillariophyceae Rhopalodiales 3
Bacillariophyta Bacillariophyceae Surirellales 8
Bacillariophyta Bacillariophyceae Thalassiosirales 1
Bacillariophyta Coscinodiscophyceae Aulacoseirales 4
Bacillariophyta Coscinodiscophyceae Biddulphiales 5
Bacillariophyta Coscinodiscophyceae Chaetocerotales 32
Bacillariophyta Coscinodiscophyceae Corethrales 1
Bacillariophyta Coscinodiscophyceae Coscinodiscales 16
Bacillariophyta Coscinodiscophyceae Hemiaulales 1
Bacillariophyta Coscinodiscophyceae Lithodesmiales 3
Bacillariophyta Coscinodiscophyceae Melosirales 15
Bacillariophyta Coscinodiscophyceae Paraliales 2
Bacillariophyta Coscinodiscophyceae Rhizosoleniales 23
Bacillariophyta Coscinodiscophyceae Thalassiosirales 21
Bacillariophyta Coscinodiscophyceae Triceratiales 1
Bacillariophyta Fragilariophyceae Fragilariales 16
Bacillariophyta Fragilariophyceae Licmophorales 3
Bacillariophyta Fragilariophyceae Rhabdonematales 2
Bacillariophyta Fragilariophyceae Rhaphoneidales 1
Bacillariophyta Fragilariophyceae Striatellales 4
Bacillariophyta Fragilariophyceae Tabellariales 2
Bacillariophyta Fragilariophyceae Thalassionematales 2
Cyanophyta Cyanophyceae Chamaesiphonales 1
Cyanophyta Cyanophyceae Nostocales 7
Cyanophyta Cyanophyceae Pleurocapsales 2
Chlorophyta Chlorophyceae Prasiolales 2
Chlorophyta Ulvophyceae Acrosiphoniales 5
Chlorophyta Ulvophyceae Cladophorales 19
Chlorophyta Ulvophyceae Codiales 3
Chlorophyta Ulvophyceae Klebsormidiales 1
Chlorophyta Ulvophyceae Ulotrichales 5
Chlorophyta Ulvophyceae Ulvales 37
Phaeophyta Phaeophyceae Chordariales 11
Phaeophyta Phaeophyceae Desmarestiales 3
Phaeophyta Phaeophyceae Dictyosiphonales 19
Phaeophyta Phaeophyceae Ectocarpales 33
Phaeophyta Phaeophyceae Fucales 4
Phaeophyta Phaeophyceae Laminariales 8
Phaeophyta Phaeophyceae Scytosiphonales 7
Phaeophyta Phaeophyceae Sphacelariales 7
Phaeophyta Phaeophyceae Tilopteridales 1
Tribophyta Tribophyceae Vaucheriales 1
Chrysophyta Chrysophyceae Dictyochales 2
Chrysophyta Chrysophyceae Ochromonadales 7
Chrysophyta Chrysophyceae Sarcinochrysidales 1
Rhodophyta Bangiophyceae Bangiales 8
Rhodophyta Bangiophyceae Erythropeltidales 3
Rhodophyta Bangiophyceae Porphyridiales 1
Rhodophyta Florideophyceae Acrochaetiales 6
Rhodophyta Florideophyceae Ahnfeltiales 1
Rhodophyta Florideophyceae Bonnemaisoniales 1
Rhodophyta Florideophyceae Ceramiales 31
Rhodophyta Florideophyceae Corallinales 18
Rhodophyta Florideophyceae Gelidales 1
Rhodophyta Florideophyceae Gigartinales 17
Rhodophyta Florideophyceae Gracilariales 1
Rhodophyta Florideophyceae Hildenbrandiales 2
Rhodophyta Florideophyceae Palmariales 7
Invertebrates
Porifera Demospongiae Hadromerida 5
Porifera Demospongiae Halichondrida 3
Porifera Demospongiae Haplosclerida 6
Porifera Demospongiae Poecilosclerida 11
Porifera Pharetronida Leucosoleniida 2
Porifera Pharetronida Sycettida 1
Cnidaria Hydrozoa Actinulida 1
Cnidaria Hydrozoa Filifera 7
Cnidaria Hydrozoa Hydroida 112
Cnidaria Hydrozoa Siphonophora 4
Cnidaria Hydrozoa Trachymedusae 1
Cnidaria Anthozoa Actiniaria 19
Cnidaria Anthozoa Alcyonacea 4
Cnidaria Anthozoa Ceriantharia 1
Cnidaria Anthozoa Zoanthidea 1
Cnidaria Scyphozoa Coronatae 2
Cnidaria Scyphozoa Semaeostomaea 5
Cnidaria Scyphozoa Stauromedusae 7
Ctenophora Tentaculata Cydippida 3
Ctenophora Tentaculata Lobata 1
Platyhelminthes Cestoda Pseudophyllidea 1
Platyhelminthes Cestoda Spathebothriidae 1
Platyhelminthes Cestoda Trilocularia 1
Platyhelminthes Cestoda Trypanorhyncha 1
Platyhelminthes Trematoda Acoela 1
Platyhelminthes Trematoda Azygiida 4
Platyhelminthes Trematoda Dactylogyrida 2
Platyhelminthes Trematoda Gyrodactylida 1
Platyhelminthes Trematoda Monopisthocotylea 21
Platyhelminthes Trematoda Opisthorchiida 2
Platyhelminthes Trematoda Plagiorchiida 5
Platyhelminthes Trematoda Polyopisthocotylea 5
Platyhelminthes Trematoda Strigeata 1
Platyhelminthes Turbellaria Macrostomida 1
Platyhelminthes Turbellaria Polycladida 3
Platyhelminthes Turbellaria Prolecithophora 1
Platyhelminthes Turbellaria Proseriata 3
Platyhelminthes Turbellaria Spathebothriidae 1
Platyhelminthes Turbellaria Tricladida 3
Nemertea Anopla Heteronemertea 11
Nemertea Anopla Paleonemertea 1
Nemertea Enopla Bdellonemertea 1
Nemertea Enopla Hoplonemertea 19
Rotifera Monogononta Ploima 2
Rotifera Seisonidea Seisonida 2
Nemata Adenophorea Araeolaimida 4
Nemata Adenophorea Ascaridida 5
Nemata Adenophorea Desmodorida 7
Nemata Adenophorea Dorylaimida 1
Nemata Adenophorea Enoplida 11
Nemata Adenophorea Monhysterida 7
Nemata Adenophorea Spiurida 1
Nemata Secernentea Rhabditida 1
Nematomorpha Nectonematoida no order in this phylum 1
Acanthocephala Palaeacanthocephala Echinorhynchida 3
Acanthocephala Palaeacanthocephala Neoechinorhynchida 2
Acanthocephala Palaeacanthocephala Polymorphida 11
Mollusca Gastropoda Archaeogastropoda 9
Mollusca Gastropoda Neogastropoda 35
Mollusca Gastropoda Cephalaspidea 7
Mollusca Gastropoda Gymnosomata 1
Mollusca Gastropoda Nudibranchia 25
Mollusca Gastropoda Sacoglossa 4
Mollusca Gastropoda Basommatophora 7
Mollusca Gastropoda Heterostropha 8
Mollusca Gastropoda Neotaenioglossa 38
Mollusca Gastropoda Patellogastropoda 2
Mollusca Gastropoda Thecosomata 1
Mollusca Bivalvia Nuculoida 10
Mollusca Bivalvia Solemyoida 2
Mollusca Bivalvia Arcoida 2
Mollusca Bivalvia Ostreoida 9
Mollusca Bivalvia Veneroida 33
Mollusca Bivalvia Myoida 10
Mollusca Bivalvia Unionoida 2
Mollusca Bivalvia Pholadomyoida 10
Mollusca Scaphopoda Dentaliida 1
Mollusca Cephalopoda Octopoda 1
Mollusca Cephalopoda Sepiolida 4
Mollusca Cephalopoda Teuthida 2
Entoprocta   Pedicellinida 1
Annelida Clitellata Arhynchobdellida 1
Annelida Clitellata Haplotaxida 13
Annelida Clitellata Rhynchobdellida 15
Annelida Polychaeta Aciculata 116
Annelida Polychaeta Canalipalpata 129
Arthropoda (Sub: Chelicerata) Arachnida Tromodiformes 2
Arthropoda (Sub: Chelicerata) Pyconogonida Pantopoda 10
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Cephalocarida Brachypoda 1
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Branchiopoda Diplostraca 4
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Ostracoda Myodocopida 1
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Ostracoda Podocopida 28
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Maxillopoda Calanoida 34
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Maxillopoda Cyclopoida 5
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Maxillopoda Harpacticoida 33
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Maxillopoda Monstrilloida 3
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Maxillopoda Poecilostomatoida 8
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Maxillopoda Siphonostomatoida 38
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Maxillopoda (Sub: Branchiura) Areguloidea 5
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Maxillopoda (Sub: Thecostraca) Rhizocephala 1
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Maxillopoda (Sub: Thecostraca) Thoracica 11
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Malacostraca (sub: Phyllocarida) Leptostraca 1
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Malacostraca (sub: Hoplocarida) Stomatopoda 1
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Malacostraca (sub: Eumalacostraca) (Super: Eucaroda) Euphausiacea 6
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Malacostraca (sub: Eumalacostraca) (Super: Eucaroda) Decapoda 40
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Malacostraca (sub: Eumalacostraca) (Super: Peracarida) Mysida 10
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Malacostraca (sub: Eumalacostraca) (Super: Peracarida) Lophopastridae 2
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Malacostraca (sub: Eumalacostraca) (Super: Peracarida) Cumacea 21
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Malacostraca (sub: Eumalacostraca) (Super: Peracarida) Tanaidacea 3
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Malacostraca (sub: Eumalacostraca) (Super: Peracarida) Isopoda 37
Arthropoda (Sub: Crustacea) Malacostraca (sub: Eumalacostraca) (Super: Peracarida) Amphipoda 149
Sipuncula     5
Priapula     1
Echiura   Echiuroidea 1
Phoronida     1
Ectoprocta Gymnolaemata Cheilostomata 45
Ectoprocta Gymnolaemata Ctenostomata 5
Ectoprocta Gymnolaemata Cyclostomata 10
Brachiopoda Articulata Terebratulida 1
Echinodermata Stelleroidea Forcipulatida 8
Echinodermata Stelleroidea Ophiurida 7
Echinodermata Stelleroidea Paxillosida 2
Echinodermata Stelleroidea Phrynophiurida 1
Echinodermata Stelleroidea Spinulosida 7
Echinodermata Stelleroidea Valvatida 2
Echinodermata Echinoidea Cidaroida 1
Echinodermata Echinoidea Clypeasteroida 1
Echinodermata Echinoidea Echinoida 1
Echinodermata Echinoidea Spatangoida 1
Echinodermata Holothuroidea Apodida 3
Echinodermata Holothuroidea Dendrochirotida 4
Echinodermata Holothuroidea Molpadiida 2
Chaetognatha Sagittoidea Aphragmophora 4
Chaetognatha Sagittoidea Phragmophora 1
Hemichordata Enteropneusta no order in this phylum 4
Chordates
Chordata Appendicularia Copelata 2
Chordata Ascidiacea Aplousobranchia 9
Chordata Ascidiacea Phlebobranchia 5
Chordata Ascidiacea Stolidobranchia 18
Chordata Thaliacea Salpida 3
Fish
Chordata Actinopterygii Acipenseriformes 2
Chordata Actinopterygii Anguilliformes 2
Chordata Actinopterygii Atheriniformes 1
Chordata Actinopterygii Beloniformes 1
Chordata Actinopterygii Clupeiformes 6
Chordata Actinopterygii Cyprinodontiformes 2
Chordata Actinopterygii Gadiformes 11
Chordata Actinopterygii Gasterosteiformes 4
Chordata Actinopterygii Lophiiformes 1
Chordata Actinopterygii Osmeriformes 2
Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes 28
Chordata Actinopterygii Pleuronectiformes 10
Chordata Actinopterygii Salmoniformes 6
Chordata Actinopterygii Scorpaeniformes 16
Chordata Actinopterygii Stomiiformes 1
Chordata Actinopterygii Syngnathiformes 3
Chordata Actinopterygii Tetraodontiformes 4
Chordata Actinopterygii Zeiformes 1
Chordata Cephalaspidomorphi Petromyzontiformes 1
Chordata Elasmobranchii Rajiformes 5
Chordata Elasmobranchii Lamniformes 5
Chordata Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes 4
Chordata Elasmobranchii Squaliformes 2
Chordata Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes 1
Chordata Myxini Myxiniformes 1
Birds
Chordata Aves Anseriformes 42
Chordata Aves Ciconiiformes 122
Chordata Aves Coraciiformes 2
Chordata Aves Gruiformes 7
Chordata Aves Passeriformes 4
Marine Mammals
Chordata Mammalia Carnivora 5
Chordata Mammalia Cetacea 19
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