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KINGDOM

PHYLUM

CLASS

ORDER

NAME

RELATIONSHIP

protista

phaeophyta

 

 

Macrocystis pyrifera

Producer

protista

phaeophyta

 

 

Bull kelp

competitor

protista

phaeophyta

 

 

Elk Kelp

competitor

anamalia

chordata

ostiechthyes

 

Jack Mackarel

sardines

anamalia

 

byrozoa

 

Lichenopora buskiana

filter feeder

anamalia

chordata

ostiechthyes

 

Garibaldi

consumer

anamalia

chordata

ostiechthyes

 

sheephead

lobster crab

anamalia

chordata

chondrichthyes

 

pacific electric ray

fish

anamalia

chordata

ostiechthyes

 

kelp bass

Isopods, anchovies

anamalia

arthrodpoda

crustacea

isopoda

Kelp Gribble

kelp

anamalia

cnidaria

Anthozoa

 

sea anemone

filter feeder

anamalia

echinodermata

asteroida

 

brittle star

filter feeder

anamalia

chordata

chondrichthyes

 

swell shark

fish, crabs

anamalia

Mollusca

gastropoda

 

abalone

kelp

anamalia

arthrodpoda

crustacea

 

shrimp

filter feeder

anamalia

chordata

ostiechthyes

 

Kelp Rockfish

shrimp, isopods

anamalia

Mollusca

gastropoda

 

nudibranchs

bryozoans

anamalia

Mollusca

gastropoda

 

sea hares

kelp

anamalia

chordata

ostiechthyes

 

Kelpfish

fish

anamalia

Mollusca

gastropoda

 

purple ringtop snail

bryozoans, hydrozoans

anamalia

Mollusca

gastropoda

 

Bluetop snail

bryozoans, hydrozoans

anamalia

Mollusca

gastropoda

 

Norris top snail

kelp

anamalia

arthrodpoda

crustacea

amphipod

kelp curler

kelp

anamalia

chordata

mammalia

pinnipedia

seals, sea lions

fish

anamalia

chordata

mammalia

carnivore

sea otter

abalone, crabs, urchins

anamalia

echinodermata

 

 

sea urchins purple, red

kelp

anamalia

arthrodpoda

crustacea

 

kelp crab

kelp

anamalia

chordata

aves

 

sea gulls

norris top snail

anamalia

chordata

aves

 

great egret

kelp clingfish, Kelp Gunnel, fish

anamalia

chordata

ostiechthyes

 

opaleye

kelp

anamalia

chordata

ostiechthyes

 

halfmoon

kelp

anamalia

arthrodpoda

crustacea

isopoda

Kelp isopods

kelp

Bibliography

Connor, J. & Baxter, C. Kelp Forest. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey. 1989.

McPeak, R.H., Glantz, D.A. & Shaw, C.R. The Amber Forest. Watersport Publishing inc. 1988.

Earle, S. & Giddings, A. "Underseas World of a Kelp forest" National Geographic. September 1980. Pp 411-426.