2468 thumb Intertidal Zone - Rockpool Life

This guide contains what is often found in the rockpools and crevices exposed after the high tide including crabs, shellfish, starfish, fish, seaweeds, chitons, limpets and other creatures.

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New Zealand Hermit Crab 1
Pagurus novizealandiae
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Red Rock Crab 1
Plagusia chabrus
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Paddle Crab 2
Ovalipes catharus
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Purple Rock Crab 3
Leptograpsus variegatus
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Ragged Seahare 1
Bursatella leachii
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Neptune's Necklace 1
Hormosira banksii
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Common flapjack 1
Carpophyllum maschalocarpum
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Bluish Top Shell 7
Diloma nigerrima
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Blue-banded Periwinkle 1
Austrolittorina antipoda
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Southern Creeper 1
Zeacumantus subcarinatus
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Large Horn Shell 1
Zeacumantus lutulentus
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Mud Whelk 8
Cominella glandiformis
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Tortoiseshell Limpet 6
Cellana radians
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Ornate Limpet 9
Cellana ornata
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Snakeskin Chiton 9
Sypharochiton pelliserpentis
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Seven-armed star 13
Astrostole scabra
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Eleven-armed Seastar 9
Coscinasterias muricata
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Reef Starfish 12
Stichaster australis
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Glass Shrimp 1
Palaemon affinis
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Common triplefin 1
Forsterygion lapillum

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