805 thumb Marine Species of Crab Cove (Alameda, CA)

Crab Cove was California's first estuarine marine reserve and is currently a Marine Protected Area. View this guide to see the various species that live in this intertidal zone.

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Pea Crab 1
Pinnotheres pisum
37303 260 190
Arrow Gobi 2
Clevelandia ios
47687 orig
Bent-nosed Clam 3
Macoma nasuta
Small
Bay Ghost Shrimp 4
Neotrypaea californiensis
6195860344 44cfb17a2e m
Littleneck clam 5
Mercenaria mercenaria
Small
Topsmelt Silverside 6
Atherinops affinis
4747842861 54b8b26553 m
Shiner Surfperch 7
Cymatogaster aggregata
Small
Bat Ray 8
myliobatis californica
3148921423 433a144d63 m
Leopard Shark 9
Triakis semifasciata
9257594528 ebf084561f m
Sculpin 10
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus
3536844877 cee4f154b0 m
Yellow Shore Crab 11
Hemigrapsus oregonensis
83685812 941b241147 m
California Seahare 12
Aplysia californica
4737401702 48890f1f87 m
Starry Flounder 13
Platichthys stellatus
Small
Acorn Barnacle 14
Balanus glandula
240px broadstairs   mytilus edulis 2
Blue Mussel 15
Mytilus edulis
9446217717 00f30cb0ca m
Lugworm 16
Arenicola marina
3517659172 f4063b12b0 m
Purple Shore Crab 17
Hemigrapsus nudus
2555735350 3f83684be0 m
Striped Shore Crab 4
Pachygrapsus crassipes
80843042 c76ee499fe m
Green Crab 18
Carcinus maenas
7347659960 c067ab046c m
Western Sea Roach 19
Ligia occidentalis
3661655743 06edd44069 m
California Beach Flea 20
Megalorchestia californiana
2478030359 618807d75b m
Sea Lettuce 21
Ulva lactuca
97706 orig
Checkered Periwinkle 3
Littorina scutulata
12262 260 190
Japanese Littleneck 22
Venerupis philippinarum
5533508939 ab6438ba12 m
Olympia Oyster 19
Ostrea lurida
3116756954 6ac37a9fcf m
Turkish Towel 24
chondracanthus exasperatus
3564290908 f72275c059 m
botryllus sp. 25
Botryllus
234468046 66f217a114 m
blueband hermit 26
Pagurus samuelis
5038902228 e653bd191e m
Eastern Oyster Drill 27
Urosalpinx cinerea
49048 260 190
Red Rock Crab 3
Cancer productus
8849954637 054f721377 m
Dungeness Crab 28
Metacarcinus magister
8439426955 599aeb8d1d m
Eastern Mudsnail 29
Ilyanassa obsoleta
6049184833 a3a1d616da m
Soft-shelled Clam 30
Mya arenaria
Small
Amethyst Gem Clam 31
Gemma gemma
35193 260 190
Asian Clam 32
Corbicula fluminea
26152 260 190
Red Beard Sponge 33
Clathria prolifera

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