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  • Armadillidium vulgare

    Common pillbug

    The pillbug has a grey, segmented, oval body, with seven pairs of legs and two pairs of antennae. This arthropod is a terrestrial crustacean.

    Class
    Crustacea
    Order
    Isopoda
    Family
    Armadillidiidae
  • Common rock barnacle fixed on a rock

    Common rock barnacle

    The common rock barnacle is an arthropod. It appears in two forms: at the larval stage, it is mobile and swims in open water. At the adult stage, it is immobile and attached to a rock.

    Class
    Crustacea
    Order
    Cirripedia
    Family
    Archaeobalanidae
  • A common sand dollar living next to the endoskeleton of a dollar.

    Common sand dollar

    As its name suggests, the common sand dollar resembles a large coin and doesn’t have the five arms that other echinoderms have.

    Class
    Echinoidea
    Order
    Clypeasteroida
    Family
    Echinarachniidea
  • Asterias rubens

    Common sea star

    The common sea star has five round-tipped arms.

    Class
    Asteroidea
    Order
    Forcipulata
    Family
    Asteridae
  • Common tern (Sterna hirundo).

    Common tern

    More slender than a gull, the common tern has long straight wings, a forked tail and a black crown and nape. That is why these terns are sometimes called “sea swallows”.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Laridae (gulls)
  • Tortoiseshell limpet on a substrate

    Common tortoiseshell limpet

    The common tortoiseshell limpet, (Tectura testudinalis) also known as the plant limpet, lives by the sea on rocky shorelines.

    Class
    Gasteropoda
    Order
    Patellogastropoda
    Family
    Lottiidae
  • Geothlypis trichas

    Common yellowthroat

    The common yellowthroat is very widespread, and easy to identify. The male's breeding plumage is olive green on top, with a yellow throat and a distinctive black mask.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Emberizidae
  • Tautogolabrus adspersus

    Cunner

    The cunner has an elongated body, a small mouth and fleshy lips. There are 18 spines on its dorsal fin and 3 on its anal fin. These fish vary in colour.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Labridae
  • Ophiopholis aculeata

    Daisy brittle star

    The daisy brittle star has a central body disk measuring about 2 cm in diameter, with 5 arms that are 9 cm long.

    Class
    Ophiuroidea
    Order
    Ophiurida
    Family
    Ophiactidés
  • Junco hyemalis

    Dark-eyed junco

    The male junco is slate grey with a white bill and breast. The female is paler, but with similar colouring. These birds are easy to recognize, with their white outermost tail feathers.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Passerellidae