1. Education

Common Marine Invertebrates of New England

A Diverse, Interesting Group of Animals


Marine invertebrates are animals without a backbone that live in a saltwater environment. Marine invertebrates are a very diverse group of organisms, ranging from shellfish such as mussels and oysters to echinoderms such as sea stars and urchins.

Marine invertebrates come in many colors, shapes and sizes. Learn about some of the marine invertebrates common to New England here.

Images 1-6 of 6
Common sea starCommon Sea Star (Asterias rubens)PeriwinkleCommon Periwinkle (Littorina littorea)Green crabEuropean Green Crab (Carcinus maenas)Hermit crabAcadian Hermit Crab (Pagurus acadianus)
Green Sea UrchinGreen Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus drobachiensis)Picture of a blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) with a barnacle attached.Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis)
  1. About.com
  2. Education
  3. Marine Life
  4. Watching and Photography
  5. Tide Pooling
  6. Marine Invertebrates Pictures - Photos of Marine Invertebrates

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.