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Jellyfishes & Sponges: Pronunciation Guide for Scientific Names

Animal Life ResourceJellyfish, Sponges, and Other Simple Animals

Acanthaster planci ah-KAN-thuh-ster PLANK-eye

Acanthocephala ah-KAN-thoh-sef-fal-ay

Acoela ah-KOHL-ay

Adenophorea ah-den-oh-FOR-ee-ay

Aequorea victoria ee-KWOR-ee-ay vik-TOR-ee-ay

Aglantha digitale ah-GLAN-thay dih-jih-TAL-ee

Amphipholis squamata am-fee-FOH-lihs SKWAH-mah-tay

Angiostrongylus cantonensis an-jee-oh-STRON-jih-lus kan-ton-EN-sis

Anthozoa an-tho-ZOH-ay

Antipathella fiordensis an-tih-PATH-ell-ay fee-or-DEN-sis

Appendicularia ah-pen-dik-u-LAR-ee-ay

Ascidiacea

Asplanchna priodonta az-PLANK-nay pree-oh-DON-tay

Asterias amurensis as-TEH-ree-as ah-myur-EN-sis

Asteroidea as-teh-ROY-dee-ay

Astropecten irregularis as-troh-PE-ten ir-reg-u-LAR-iss

Authopleura xanthogrammica ah-thoh-PLUR-ay zan-thoh-GRAM-ee-kay

Barentsia discreta bah-RENT-see-ay dis-KREH-tay

Botryllus schlosseri boh-TRIL-us sh-LOSS-er-eye

Branchiostoma floridae bran-chee-oh-STOH-may FLOR-ih-day

Cephalochordata sef-ah-loh-kor-DAH-tay

Cestoda SES-toh-day

Cestum veneris SES-tum VEN-eh-rihs

Chaetognatha chee-tog-NATH-ay

Chironex fleckeri CHIH-roh-necks FLEK-er-eye

Chrysaora quinquecirrha chrih-SAH-or-ay kwin-KAY-sir-hay

Concentricycloidea kon-sen-trih-sy-kloh-IH-dee-ay

Convolutriloba longifissura kon-voh-LOO-trih-loh-bay lawn-jih-FIS-yur-ay

Corallium rubrum kor-ALL-ee-um ROO-brum

Crinoidea krih-noh-IH-dee-ay

Ctenophora teh-noh-FOR-ay

Cubozoa kyu-bo-ZOH-ay

Cycliophora sy-klee-oh-FOR-ay

Dactylogyrus vastator dak-til-oh-JIE-rus vah-STAY-tor

Dendraster excentricus den-DRAS-ter eck-SEN-trih-kus

Desmoscolex squamosus dez-moh-SKOH-lecks skwah-MOH-sus

Diadema savignyi die-ah-DEM-ay sav-IG-nee-eye

Dicrocoelium dendriticum dih-kroh-SEE-lee-um den-DRIH-tih-kum

Dicyemodeca deca dih-sy-moh-DEH-kay DEH-kay

Didemnum studeri dih-DEM-num STOO-dih-rye

Diphyllobothrium latum die-fy-loh-BOH-three-um LAT-um

Dirofilaria immitis dih-roh-FIL-air-ee-ay IM-mih-tihs

Distaplia cylindrica dis-TAP-lee-ay sih-LIN-drih-kay

Distichopora violacea dis-tih-CHOP-or-ay vie-oh-LAY-see-ay

Dugesia tigrina duh-JEH-see-ay tie-GRIN-ay

Echinococcus granulosus eh-kin-oh-KOH-kus gran-u-LOH-sus

Echinocyamus pusillus eh-kin-oh-sy-AM-us puh-SILL-us

Echinoderes sensibilis eh-kin-oh-DEH-res sen-SIH-bih-lis

Echinoidea eh-kin-oh-IH-dee-ay

Endoxocrinus parrae en-dock-so-KRIN-us PAR-ree

Entoprocta en-toh-PROK-tay

Eukrohnia fowleri yu-kroh-NEE-ay FOW-ler-eye

Fasciola hepatica fas-see-OH-lay he-PAT-ih-kay

Gastrotricha gas-troh-TRIH-kay

Gnathostomulida nath-oh-stoh-MULE-ee-day

Haplognathia ruberrima hap-lohg-NATH-ee-ay roo-BEH-ree-may

Hemichordata heh-mee-kor-DAH-tay

Holothuroidea hah-loh-thuh-ROY-dee-ay

Hydrozoa hie-droh-ZOH-ay

Kinorhyncha kee-noh-RINE-kay

Leodia sexiesperforata lee-OH-dee-ay sex-ee-es-per-FOR-ah-tay

Lepidodermella squamata leh-pih-doe-DER-mel-lay skwah-MAH-tay

Limnognathia maerski lim-nohg-NATH-ee-ay mee-ERSK-eye

Linckia laevigata LINK-ee-ay lee-VIH-gah-tay

Linuche unguiculata lin-YU-kee un-gwee-kyu-LAH-tay

Lophelia pertusa loh-FEE-lee-ay per-TUH-say

Loricifera lor-ih-SEE-feh-ray

Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus mack-rah-kan-thoh-RIN-kus hih-roo-dih-NAY-see-us

Mermis nigrescens MER-mis nih-GREH-senz

Mespilia globulus meh-SPIL-ee-ay GLOH-byu-lus

Metridium senile meh-TRIH-dee-um SEN-il-ee

Micrognathozoa my-kroh-NATH-oh-zoh-ay

Millepora alcicornis mil-leh-POR-ay al-see-KOR-nis

Mnemiopsis leidyi nee-mee-OP-sis LEE-dee-eye

Moniliformis moniliformis mon-il-ih-FOR-mis mon-il-ih-FOR-mis

Monoblastozoa mon-oh-blas-toh-ZOH-ay

Monogenea mon-oh-jen-EE-ay

Nemaster rubiginosa nee-MAS-ter roo-bih-jin-OH-say

Nematomorpha nee-mah-toh-MOR-fay

Nemertea ne-MER-tee-ay

Notoplana acticola noh-toh-PLAN-ay ak-tee-KOH-lay

Novodinia antillensis noh-voh-DIN-ee-ay an-til-EN-sis

Oerstedia dorsalis eer-STED-ee-ay dor-SAL-is

Oikopleura labradoriensis eye-koh-PLUR-ay lab-rah-dor-ee-EN-sis

Oligotrema sandersi oh-lee-go-TREE-may SAN-derz-eye

Ophiactis savignyi oh-fee-AK-tis sav-IG-nee-eye

Ophiuroidea oh-fee-yu-ROY-dee-ay

Orthonectida or-thoh-NEK-tih-day

Paragordius varius pah-rah-GOR-dee-us VAR-ee-us

Pelagia noctiluca pel-AH-jee-ay nok-tih-LOO-kay

Pheronema carpenteri feh-ROH-nee-may kar-PEN-teh-rye

Physalia physalis fih-SAH-lee-ay fih-SAH-lis

Placozoa plak-oh-ZOH-ay

Polystoma integerrimum pol-ee-STOH-may in-teh-jer-ree-mum

Porifera por-IH-feh-ray

Priapulida pree-ap-PUL-ih-day

Priapulus caudatus pree-AP-pul-us kaw-DAY-tus

Proteocephalus longicollis pro-tee-oh-SEF-fal-us lon-jee-KOHL-lis

Pseudocolochirus violaceus soo-doh-koh-loh-KIH-rus vie-oh-LAH-see-us

Pterosagitta draco teh-roh-SAJ-ih-tay DRAY-koh

Ptychodera flava tie-ko-DEH-ray FLAH-vay

Pyrosoma atlanticum pie-roh-SOH-may at-LAN-tih-kum

Rhombozoa rom-boh-ZOH-ay

Rhopalura ophiocomae roh-pah-LUR-ay oh-fee-oh-KOH-mee

Rotifera roh-TEE-feh-ray

Rugiloricus cauliculus roo-jih-LOH-ree-kus kaw-LEE-kyu-lus

Salinella salve sah-leh-NEH-lay SAL-vee

Saxipendium coronatum sack-sih-PEN-dee-um kor-oh-NAH-tum

Schistosoma mansoni skih-stoh-SOH-may MAN-son-eye

Scotoplanes globosa skoh-toh-PLAN-ez gloh-BOH-say

Scyphozoa skih-foh-ZOH-ay

Secernentea sek-ker-NEN-tee-ay

Seison nebaliae SAY-ee-son nee-BAH-lee-ee/def>

Soleneiscus radovani soh-len-ee-IHS-kus rad-oh-VAN-eye

Sorberacea sor-ber-AK-see-ay

Spongilla lacustris SPON-jil-lay lah-KUS-tris

Stylochus inimicus STIH-loh-kus in-IM-ih-kus

Symbion pandora SIM-by-on pan-DOR-ay

Thaliacea thal-ee-ah-SEE-ay

Thalia democratica THAL-ee-ay dem-oh-KRAT-ik-ay

Thelenota rubralineata theh-leh-NOH-tay roo-bra-LIN-ee-attay

Trematoda tree-MAH-toe-day

Trichoplax adhaerens TRI-koh-placks ad-HEE-renz

Turbellaria ter-bell-EH-ree-ay

Xyloplax medusiformis ZY-lo-placks meh-doo-sih-FOR-mis

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