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Mollusks & Crustaceans: Pronunciation Guide for Scientific Names

Animal Life ResourceMollusks, Crustaceans, and Related Species

Amphionidacea am-fee-oh-nih-DAY-see-ay

Amphionides reynaudii am-fee-OH-nih-deez ray-NOH-dee-eye

Amphipoda am-fee-POH-day

Anaspidacea an-ah-spih-DAY-see-ay

Anaspides tasmaniae an-ah-SPIH-dayz taz-MAY-nee-ee

Antalis entalis an-TAL-is en-TAL-is

Antrobathynella stammeri an-troh-bath-EE-nel-lay STAM-mer-eye

Aplacophora ah-plak-oh-FOR-ay

Apseudes intermedius ap-SEE-oo-dez in-ter-MEE-dee-us

Argulus foliaceus AR-gyu-lus foh-lee-AY-see-us

Armadillidium vulgare ar-mah-dil-LID-ee-um vul-GAR-ee

Bathynellacea bath-ee-nel-AYS-see-ay

Bivalvia bi-VAL-vee-ay

Bonellia viridis bon-NEL-lee-ay vih-RID-iss

Brachipoda brah-kee-POE-day

Branchiura bran-chee-YUR-ray

Branchiopoda bran-kee-oh-POE-day

Caprella californica kap-REL-lay kal-ih-FOR-nih-kay

Cephalocarida sef-fal-oh-KAR-ee-day

Cephalopoda sef-fal-oh-POE-day

Chiridotea caeca kih-ree-DOE-tee-ay SEE-kay

Chiton KI-ton

Chlamys opercularis KLAM-iss ah-per-kyu-LAH-ris

Conax variabilis KON-acks var-ee-AH-bih-lis

Conus geographus KON-us jee-oh-GRAF-us

Copepoda koh-pee-POE-day

Corolla spectabilis kuh-ROE-lay spek-TAH-bih-lis

Cryptochiton stelleri krip-toh-KEE-ton STEL-ler-eye

Cumacea koo-MAY-see-ay

Cyclaspis longicaudata sy-KLAS-pis lawn-jih-kaw-DAY-tay

Dahlella caldariensis dah-LEH-lay kal-dah-ree-EN-sis

Daphnia pulex daf-NEE-ay PULL-ecks

Decapoda dek-ah-POE-day

Derocheilocaris typicus deh-roe-kee-eye-loh-KAY-ris TIH-pih-kus

Diplocardia riparia dihp-loh-KAR-dee-ay rih-PAH-ree-ay

Dreissena polymorpha dree-eye-SEE-nay pol-lee-MOR-fay

Echiura eh-kee-YU-ray

Ectoprocta ek-toh-PROK-tay

Electra pilosa ee-LEK-tray pih-LOH-say

Epiperipatus biolleyi eh-pee-pair-ee-PAT-us bi-oll-LEE-eye

Euphausia pacifica yu-FAH-see-ay pah-SIF-ih-kay

Euphausia superba yu-FAH-see-ay soo-PER-bay

Euphausiacea yu-fah-see-AY-see-ay

Eurythoe complanata yu-RITH-oh-ee kom-PLAH-nay-tay

Gastropoda gas-troh-POE-day

Gnathophausia ingens nath-oh-FAW-see-ay IN-jenz

Haementeria ghilianii he-MEN-teh-ree-ay jil-lee-AN-ee-eye

Helix pomatia HE-licks poh-MAH-tee-ay

Hemithyris psittacea heh-me-THY-ris sih-TEH-see-ay

Hirundinea hih-run-DIH-nee-ay

Hutchinsoniella macracantha huch-in-son-ee-EL-lay mack-rah-KAN-thay

Hymenocera picta hy-MEN-oh-seh-ray PIK-tay

Isopoda eye-so-POE-day

Itoitantulus misophricola ee-toh-ee-TAN-too-lus mih-so-FRY-koh-lay

Laevipilina antarctica lee-vih-pih-LEE-nay an-TARK-tih-kay

Lepeophtheirus salmonis leh-pee-off-thee-EYE-rus sal-MON-is

Linguatula serrata ling-gwa-TOO-lay ser-RAH-tay

Loligo pealeii LOH-lih-go pee-AH-lee-eye

Lophogastrida loh-foh-GAS-tree-day

Lottia pelta loh-TEE-ay PEL-tay

Macrobdella decora mak-robe-DEL-lay DEK-oh-ray

Megascolides australis meg-ah-SKOH-lih-deez aws-TRAH-lis

Mictacea mik-tah-SEE-ay

Mictocaris halope mik-toh-KAR-is hah-LOH-pee

Monoplacophora mon-oh-plak-oh-FOR-ay

Monstrilla grandis mon-STRIL-lay GRAN-dis

Mysida MY-sih-day

Mysis relicta MY-sis ree-LIK-tay

Mystacocarida my-stah-koh-KAR-ee-day

Myzostoma cirriferum my-zoh-STOH-may sir-rih-FAIR-um

Myzostomida my-zoh-STOH-mih-day

Nannosquilla decemspinosa nan-noh-SKWIH-lay dee-sem-SPIH-noh-say

Nautilus pompilius NAW-til-us pom-PIL-ee-us

Neocyamus physeteris nee-oh-sy-AM-us fiz-eh-TEH-ris

Octopus vulgaris OK-toh-pus vul-GAR-iss

Odontodactylus scyllarus oh-DON-toh-dak-til-us sky-LAR-us

Oithona plumifera oh-ith-OH-nay ploo-mih-FEH-ray

Oligochaeta oh-lih-GO-kee-tay

Oniscus asellus oh-NIS-kus ah-SEL-us

Onychophora oh-nee-KOH-feh-ray

Orchestoidea californiana or-keh-STOY-dee-ay kal-ih-FOR-nee-an-ay

Ostracoda oh-strah-KOH-day

Paralithodes camtschaticus par-ah-lih-THO-deez kam-SHAH-tee-kus

Penaeus monodon pen-EE-us MON-oh-don

Pentastomida pen-tah-STOH-mih-day

Phoronida for-OH-nih-day

Phoronis ijimai for-OH-nis ee-JIHM-eye

Phyllocarida fy-loh-KAR-ih-day

Pinctada margaritifera PINK-tah-day mar-gar-ee-tee-FAIR-ay

Placiphorella velata plah-see-for-EL-ay vel-AH-tay

Pogonophora poh-go-no-FOR-ay

Polychaeta pol-ee-KEE-tay

Polyplacophora pol-ee-plah-koh-FOR-ay

Procambarus clarkii pro-kam-BAR-us KLARK-ee-eye

Remipedia reh-mih-PEE-dee-ay

Richtersius coronifer rik-TER-see-us kor-OH-nih-fer

Riftia pachyptila RIF-tee-ay pak-ihp-TIL-ay

Sabellaria alveolata sah-bel-AIR-ee-ay al-vee-oh-LAH-tay

Scaphopoda skaf-oh-POH-day

Semibalanus balanoides sem-ee-bah-LAH-nus bah-lah-noh-EE-dez

Serpula vermicularis ser-PYU-lay ver-mih-kyu-LAH-ris

Siboglinum fiordicum sih-boh-GLIH-num fee-OR-dih-kum

Sipuncula sih-PUN-kyu-lay

Sipunculus nudus sih-PUN-kyu-lus NOO-dus

Spelaeogriphacea speh-lee-oh-grih-FAY-see-ay

Spelaeogriphus lepidops speh-lee-oh-GRIH-fus LEH-pih-dops

Speleonectes gironensis speh-lee-oh-NEK-teez jih-roh-NEN-sis

Spiomenia spiculata spee-oh-MEN-ee-ay spih-kyu LAH-tay

Stomatopoda stoh-mah-toe-POE-day

Stygiomysis cokei stij-ee-oh-MY-sis KOH-kee-eye

Tanaidacea tah-nah-ee-DAY-see-ay

Tantulocarida tan-too-loh-KAR-ee-day

Tardigrada tar-dih-GRAH-day

Thecostraca thee-koh-STRAH-kay

Thermosbaena mirabilis ther-mohs-BEE-nay mih-RAH-bih-lis

Thermosbaenacea ther-mohs-bee-NAY-see-ay

Tridacna gigas trih-DAK-nay gig-as

Triops longicaudatus TREE-ops lon-jee-kaw-DAY-tus

Trochus niloticus TROH-kus nye-LAW-tee-kus

Trypetesa lampas trip-ee-TEH-say LAM-pas

Uca pugilator YU-kay PYU-jil-ay-tor

Vampyroteuthis infernalis vam-py-roh-TOO-this in-fer-NAH-lis

Vargula hilgendorfii VAR-gyu-lay hil-gen-DORF-ee-eye

Vestimentifera ves-tee-men-TIH-fer-ay

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