Invertebrates

 

OGATT: The Online Guide to the Animals of Trinidad and Tobago

 

Index

The accounts are organized by common name for accessibility, including multiple entries under alternative names where useful. Common names may be found from scientific names in the taxonomic listing above. Endemic species (E) are those that are only found in Trinidad and Tobago. Introduced or invasive species (I) are those with breeding populations in the wild that are not native to Trinidad and Tobago. Accidental or occasional visitors (A) are species that may naturally occur as individuals in Trinidad and Tobago or its offshore waters but do not form breeding populations or regular migrations. Dangerously venomous species (V) and those which may cause severe stings (S) to humans are also indicated.     

                                                                                                                                                                             

African Snail, Giant (I) ... Alligator Bug ... Amberwing, Slough ... American Cockroach (I)

... Anemone, Giant Caribbean ... Anemone, Elegant ... Anemone, Pink or Purple-tipped

... .Anemone, Red Beaded ... Ant, Army (S) ... Ant, Cayenne ... Ant, Electric (I, S) ... Ant, Ghost (I)

... Ant, Leaf-cutting ... Ant, Little Fire (I, S) ... Ant, Longhorn Crazy (I) ... Ant, Red Imported Fire (I, S)

... Ant, Tropical Fire (I,S) ... Apricot Sulphur Butterfly ... Ark Clam, Turkey Wing ... Army Ant (S)

... Asian Green Mussel (I) ... Asian Tiger Mosquito (I) ... Atlantic Ghost Crab

... Atlantic Hairback Fiddler Crab ... Atlantic Winged Oyster

Bachac ... Barnacle, Caribbean ... Barrel Sponge, Caribbean ... Batwing Coral Crab

... Beaded Anemone, Red ... Beaded Periwinkle ... Bearded Fireworm (S) ... Beetle, Harlequin

... Beetle, Hercules ... Beetle, Spider Long-horned ... Bipinnate Sea Plume ... Biscuit ... Black Conch

... Black Sea Rod ... Black-ball Sponge ... Bloodsucking Conenose ... Blue Crab ... Blue Crab, Lesser

... Blue Land Crab ... Boulder Brain Coral ... Boulder Star Coral ... Brain Coral, Boulder

... Brain Coral, Grooved ... Branching Fire Coral (S) ... Branching Vase Sponge ... Buckeye, Mangrove

... Bug, Alligator ... Bug, Giant Water ... Bullseye Moth ... Bumblebee Millipede

Blue Morpho Butterfly

... Butterfly, Apricot Sulphur ... Butterfly, Cambridge Blue ... Butterfly, Cloudless Sulphur

... Butterfly, Cramer's 88 ... Butterfly, Emperor ... Butterfly, Ethilia Longwing ... Butterfly, Flambeau

... Butterfly, Ghost Yellow ... Butterfly, Grey Cracker ... Butterfly, Isabella's Longwing ... Butterfly, Juliette

... Butterfly, Mangrove Buckeye ... Butterfly, Monarch ... Butterfly, Morpho ... Butterfly, Orange Mapwing

... Butterfly, Owl ... Butterfly, Pointed Sister ... Butterfly, Postman ... Butterfly, Queen

... Butterfly, Scarlet Peacock ... Butterfly, Red Postman ... Butterfly, Six Continent

... Butterfly, Small Flambeau ... Butterfly, White Peacock

Cambridge Blue Butterfly ... Caribbean Barnacle ... Caribbean Barrel Sponge ... Caribbean Hermit Crab

... Caribbean Reef Octopus ... Caribbean Reef Squid ... Caribbean Sea Anemone, Giant

... Caribbean Spiny Lobster ... Carmine Skimmer Dragonfly ... Carolina Mantis ... Cayenne Ant

... Centipede, Giant (S) ... Changa ... Christmas Tree Worm ... Clam, Turkey Wing Ark ... Cleaner Shrimp

... Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly ... Cockroach, American (I) ... Cockroach, Giant Cave ... Conch, Black

... Conch, Pale ... Conch, Queen ... Conehead Termite ... Conenose, Bloodsucking

Smooth Flower Coral

... Coral, Boulder Brain ... Coral, Boulder Star ... Coral, Branching Fire (S) ... Coral, Elkhorn

... Coral, Elliptical Star ... Coral, Finger ... Coral, Flower ... Coral, Golfball ... Coral, Great Star

... Coral, Grooved Brain ... Coral, Lettuce ... Coral, Massive Starlet ... Coral, Maze

... Coral, Mountainous Star ... Coral, Mustard Hill ... Coral, Orange Cup (I) ... Coral, Pillar

... Coral, Pineapple ... Coral, Rose ... Coral, Staghorn ... Coral, Sun (I) ... Coral, Tube

... Crab, Atlantic Ghost ... Crab, Batwing Coral ... Crab, Blue ... Crab, Blue Land

... Crab, Caribbean Hermit ... Crab, Freshwater ... Crab, Giant Hermit ... Crab, Hairback Fiddler

... Crab, Hairy ... Crab, Lesser Blue ... Crab, Mangrove ... Crab, Mangrove Root

... Crab, Mangrove Tree-climbing ... Crab, Manicou ... Crab, Mole ... Crab, Mudflat Fiddler ... Crab, River

... Crab, Sand ... Cracker, Grey ... Cramer's 88 Butterfly ... Crayfish, Stream ... Crazy Ant, Longhorn (I)

... Cricket, West Indian Mole

Dew-drop Spider ... Donkey Dung Sea Cucumber ... Donkey Eye Butterfly ... Dragonfly, Carmine Skimmer

... Dragonfly, Slough Amberwing ... Dwarf Scorpion (E) ... Dwarf Tarantula, Trinidad

Electric Ant (I, S) ... Elegant Anemone ... Elkhorn Coral ... Elliptical Star Coral ... Ethilia Longwing Butterfly

... Emperor Butterfly

Fiddler Crab, Hairback ... Fiddler Crab, Mudflat ... Finger Coral ... Fire Ant, Little (I, S)

... Fire Ant, Red Imported (I, S) ... Fire Ant, Tropical (I,S) ... Fire Coral, Branching (S)

... Fireworm, Bearded (S) ... Flambeau Butterfly ... Flambeau Butterfly, Small ... Flame Scallop

... Flat Tree Oyster ... Flower Coral, Smooth ... Frangipani Sphinx Moth ... Freshwater Conch

... Freshwater Crab

Ghost Ant (I) ... Ghost Crab, Atlantic ... Ghost Yellow Butterfly ... Giant African Snail (I)

... Giant Barrel Sponge ... Giant Caribbean Sea Anemone ... Giant Cave Cockroach

... Giant Centipede (S) ... Giant Grasshopper ... Giant Hairstreak Butterfly ... Giant Hermit Crab

... Giant Ramshorn Snail ... Giant Water Bug ... Golden Orb Weaver ... Golfball Coral

... Grasshopper, Giant ... Great Star Coral ... Green Mussel, Asian (I) ... Grey Cracker Butterfly

... Grooved Brain Coral ... Gulf Fritillary

Hairback Fiddler Crab ... Hairstreak, Giant ... Hairy Crab ... Harlequin Beetle ... Hawkmoth, Pink-spotted

... Hercules Beetle ... Hermit Crab, Caribbean ... Hermit Crab, Giant ... Hibiscus Mealybug (I)

Isabella's Longwing

Jack Spaniard (S) ... Jellyfish, Moon ... Jellyfish, Upside-down ... Juliette Butterfly

Land Crab, Blue ... Leaf-cutting Ant ... Lesser Blue Crab ... Lettuce Coral ... Little Fire Ant (I, S)

... Lobed Star Coral ... Lobster, Caribbean Spiny ... Lobster, Spotted Spiny ... Longhorn Crazy Ant (I)

... Long-horned Beetle, Spider ... Long-spined Black Urchin ... Longwing Butterfly, Isabella's

Mangrove Buckeye Butterfly ... Mangrove Crab ... Mangrove Periwinkle ... Mangrove Root Crab

... Mangrove Tree-climbing Crab ... Manicou Crab ... Mantis, Carolina ... Maribone (S)

... Massive Starlet Coral ... Maze Coral ... Mealybug, Hibiscus (I) ... Melania, Red-rimmed (I)

... Millipede, Yellow-banded ... Mimic Butterfly ... Mite, Red Palm (I) ... Mole Crab

... Mole Cricket, West Indian ... Monarch Butterfly ... Moon Jellyfish ... Morpho Butterfly

... Mosquito, Asian Tiger (I) ... Mosquito, Yellow Fever (I) ... Moth, Bullseye ... Moth, Frangipani Sphinx

... Moth, Pink-spotted Hawk ... Mountainous Star Coral ... Mudflat Fiddler Crab

... Mussel, Asian Green (I) ... Mustard Hill Coral

Octopus, Caribbean Reef ... Orange Cup Coral (I) ... Orange Mapwing Butterfly ... Orb Weaver, Golden

... Orb Weaver, Seven-sided ... Orchid Snail (I) ... Owl Butterfly ... Oyster, Atlantic Winged

... Oyster, Flat Tree

Pale Conch ... Palm Mite, Red (I) ... Peacock Butterfly, Scarlet ... Peacock Butterfly, White ... Peripatus

... Periwinkle, Beaded ... Periwinkle, Mangrove ... Pillar Coral ... Pineapple Coral

... Pink-spotted Hawkmoth ... Pink-toed Tarantula or Tree Spider ... Pistol Shrimp

... Pointed Sister Butterfly ... Portuguese Man o' War (S) ... Postman Butterfly ... Postman Butterfly, Red

... Purple Sea Fan

Queen Butterfly ... Queen Conch

Ram's Horn Squid ... Ramshorn Snail, Giant ... Red Beaded Anemone ... Red Cushion Sea Star

... Red Imported Fire Ant (I, S) ... Red Palm Mite (I) ... Red Postman Butterfly ... Red-banded Coral Shrimp

... Red-rimmed Melania (I) ... Reef Urchin ... River Crab ... Roach (I) ... Rock-boring Urchin

... Rose Coral

Sand Crab ... Sand Snapping Shrimp ... Scallop, Flame ... Scarlet Peacock Butterfly ... Scorpion, Dwarf (E)

... Scorpion, Slender-tailed (E, S) ... Scorpion, Trinidad Thick-tailed (V) ... Sea Cucumber, Donkey Dung

... Sea Cucumber, West Indian ... Sea Egg, West Indian ... Sea Fan, Purple

... Sea Fan, Venus or West Indian ... Sea Plume, Bipinnate ... Sea Star, West Indian ... Sea Rod, Black

... Sea Tattoo or Tatu ... Sea Urchin, Long-spined Black ... Sea Urchin, Reef ... Sea Urchin, Rock-boring

... Sea Urchin, Variegated ... Seven-sided Orb Weaver ... Shrimp ... Shrimp, Cleaner or Red-banded Coral

... Shrimp, Sand Snapping ... Silver Argiope Spider ... Silver Spotted Flambeau ... Six Continent Butterfly

... Skimmer, Carmine ... Slender-tailed Scorpion (E, S) ... Slough Amberwing Dragonfly

... Small Flambeau Butterfly ... Smooth Flower Coral ... Snail, Giant African (I) ... Snail, Giant Ramshorn

... Snail, Orchid (I) ... Snail, Red-rimmed Melania (I) ... Snapping Shrimp, Sand ... Sphinx Moth, Frangipani

... Spider, Dew-drop ... Spider, Golden Orb Weaver ... Spider, Seven-sided Orb Weaver

... Spider, Silver Argiope .... Spider, Spitting ... Spider Long-horned Beetle ... Spiny Lobster, Caribbean

... Spirula ... Spitting Spider ... Sponge, Blackball ... Sponge, Branching Vase ... Sponge, Caribbean Barrel

... Sponge, Yellow Tube ... Spotted Spiny Lobster ... Squid, Caribbean Reef ... Squid, Ram's Horn

... Squid, Vampire ... Staghorn Coral ... Starfish, Red Cushion ... Stick Insect, Trinidad (E)

... Stream Crayfish ... Sulphur, Apricot ... Sulphur, Cloudless ... Sun Coral (I)

Pink-toed tarantula

Tarantula, Pink-toed ... Tarantula, Trinidad Chevron (E) ... Tarantula, Trinidad Dwarf

... Termite, Conehead or Tree ... Thick-tailed Scorpion, Trinidad (V) ... Tiger Mosquito, Asian (I)

... Topshell, West Indian ... Tree Spider, Pink-toed ... Tree Termite ... Tree-climbing Crab, Mangrove

... Trinidad Chevron Tarantula (E) ... Trinidad Dwarf Tarantula ... Trinidad Thick-tailed Scorpion (V)

... Trinidad Twig (E) ... Tropical Fire Ant (I,S) ... Tube Coral ... Turkey Wing Ark Clam

Upside-down Jellyfish ... Urchin, Long-spined Black ... Urchin, Reef ... Urchin, Rock-boring

... Urchin, Variegated

Valentine Tarantula ... Vampire Squid ... Variegated Urchin ... Velvet Worm ... Venus Sea Fan

Wasp, Jack Spaniard (S) ... Wasp, Yellow Paper (S) ... Water Bug, Giant ... West Indian Mole Cricket

... West Indian Sea Cucumber ... West Indian Sea Egg ... West Indian Sea Fan ... West Indian Sea Star

... West Indian Topshell ... White Encrusting Zoanthid ... White Peacock Butterfly ... Winged Oyster, Atlantic

... Worm, Christmas Tree ... Worm, Velvet

Yellow Butterfly, Ghost ... Yellow Fever Mosquito (I) ... Yellow Paper Wasp (S) ... Yellow Tube Sponge 

... Yellow-banded Millipede      

Zoanthid, White Encrusting             

                                                     

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Revised: 1 May 2017