Flounder

Flounder

Flounder

Phylum: Chordata, Class: Actinopterygii, Order: Pleuronectiformes, Family: Bothidae, Genus: Bothus, Species Bothus lunatus

  • Sighting: Discovery Place, Charlotte, NC
  • Activity: Laying in the sand in the North Carolina Exhibit.

Horeshoe Crab

Horseshoe Crab
Horse shoe crab
Phylum: Arthropoda, Subphylum: Cheilcerata, Class: Merostomata, Order: Xiphosurida, Family: Limulidae, Genus: Limulus, Species: polyphemus

Sighting: Discovery Place, Charlotte NC

Activity: In the touch tank walking around and looking.

Red Sponge

Red Sponge
Sponge
Phylum: Porifera, Class: Demospongiae, Order: Poecilosclerida, Family: Acarnidae

Activity: Filtering water for food in tank.

Sighting: Queens University of Charlotte.

Sea Star

“Chocolate Chip” Sea Stars (Portoeaster nodosus)

Phylum: Echinodermata, Class: Asteroidea, Order: Valvatida, Family: Oreasteridae, Genus: Protoreaster

Sighting: Discovery Place, Charlotte NC

Activity: Laying in a touch tank half on the bottom and half on the side.