Biscayne National Park Other Invertebrates

These species have been documented in the park. They are sorted alphabetically by common name. The list is not exhaustive, and documented sightings of species not on this list are welcome. Submit your sightings to

Black-ball Sponge, Ircinia strobilina

Christmas Tree Worm, Spirobranchus giganteus

Cushion Sea Star, Oreaster reticulatus

Elkhorn Coral, Acropora palmata

Fire Coral, Millepora alcicornis and M. complanata

Fire Sponge, Tedania ignis

Golden Tube Worm, Cistenides sp.

Golfball Coral, Favia fragum

Loggerhead Sponge, Spheciospongia vesparium

Pillar Coral, Dendrogyra cylindrus

Portuguese Man-of-War, Physalia physalis

Smooth Gooseneck Barnacle, Lepas anatifera

Staghorn Coral, Acropora cervicornis

Upsidedown (or Mangrove) Jelly, Cassiopea

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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.