Campbell River

Clinocardium nuttallii  [3]
Crassostrea gigas  [2]
Diplodonta impolita  [4]
Entodesma navicula  [4]
Hiatella arctica  [3]
Kellia suborbicularis  [4]
Leukoma staminea  [2]
Macoma inquinata  [3]
Macoma secta  [4]
Mya arenaria  [4]
Mytilus complex  [1]
Nuttallia obscurata  [3]
Penitella richardsoni  [3]
Pododesmus macrochisma  [3]
Saxidomus gigantea  [1]
Tellina modesta  [4]
Tresus capax  [2]
Tresus nuttallii  [4]
Venerupis philippinarum  [3]

Acmaea mitra  [4]
Alia carinata  [4]
Alvania sp.  [4]
Barleeia sp.  [4]
Ceratostoma foliatum  [3]
Cerithiopsis sp.  [4]
Cryptonatica aleutica  [4] (one with hermit crab)
Diodora aspera  [4]
Fusitriton oregonensis  [4] (one dead shell)
Iselica ovoidea  [4]
Lacuna vincta  [3]
Lirabuccinum dirum  [4]
Lirularia succincta  [4]
Littorina scutulata  [1]
Littorina sitkana  [4]
Lottia digitalis  [4]
Lottia pelta  [2]
Lottia persona  [2]
Lottia scutum  [3]
Margarites pupillus  [4]
Melanella sp.  [4]
Nassarius mendicus  [4]
Neostylidium eschrichtii  [4]
Neverita lewisii  [3]
Nucella lamellosa [3]
Nucella ostrina  [4]
Odostomia sp.  [4]
Turbonilla aurantia  [4]

Onchidoris bilamellata  [4]

Cryptochiton stelleri  [4]

Cyanoplax dentiens  [3]
Katharina tunicata  [4]
Mopalia lignosa  [4]
Mopalia swanii  [4]
Tonicella lineata  [3]


Campbell River and north end of Georgia Strait, BC

Site Description:       

Campbell River is at the north end of the Strait of Georgia on Vancouver Island. For this location we are including several sites, from Oyster Bay to the waterfront of Campbell River.  The habitat is similar through this area with cobble and muddy sand, scattered boulders and low outcroppings of sandstone visible at low tide.  The mix of species is consistent across this area of shoreline.  
We also include an accumulated list of species observed from various locations outside of the Campbell River area. This includes data from the Northern Gulf Islands at the very northern end of the Strait.  A range of habitats is represented in this list, both intertidal and subtidal.

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                           Oyster Bay                                                                                  Campbell River

Species List:

     Following is a list of mollusk species observed at this location by members and associates of the club.  This is by no means a complete list of the species which may occur at this site.  Revisions and additions to the data are made as we acquire new information.   When a site contains more than one very distinctive type of habitat or if multiple sites were included in a single location, then a species list for each is included.
    We indicate frequency of occurrence based on our observations.  This is an indicator of how likely it is that you may be able to find this species yourself and is not a formal population survey.  

     Frequency Code:  (Based on the assumption that you are looking in the appropriate location where the species
                                          likes to live - on rocks, in sand, etc.  Some populations fluctuate seasonally.  Ours are based
                                          on the spring/summer seasons.)
     [4] - Rare - very difficult to find, maybe only a couple found after repeated visits to the site
     [3] - Uncommon - difficult to find, may not see on every trip but dedicated searching may turn up a few
     [2] - Common - easy to find, should locate a number of them on any given day
     [1] - Abundant - very easy to find, large numbers should be seen on every trip

Data is all intertidal unless noted.

This North Georgia Strait list is a sampling of data from multiple sites, not including the Campbell River area.  It includes both intertidal and subtidal data, although predominantly subtidal, and is not rated for frequency.

North Georgia Strait     


Acila castrensis
Axinopsida serricata
Cardiomya sp.
Chlamys sp.
Compsomyax subdiaphana
Crenella decussata
Delectopecten vancouverensis
Ennucula tenuis 

Gari californica 
Leukoma staminea
Lucinoma annulatum
Macoma brota
Macoma carlottensis
Macoma elimata
Megayoldia thraciaeformis
Modiolus modiolus
Nuculana sp.
Nuttallia obscurata
Ostrea lurida
Pandora filosa
Parvilucina tenuisculpta
Solamen columbianum
Yoldia seminuda

Crepidula sp.
Epitonium sp.
Granulina margaritula  
Haliotis kamtschatkana
Lacuna vincta
Lottia persona
Neptunea phoenicea
Neverita lewisii
Nucella lamellosa
Trichotropis cancellata
Turbonilla sp.

Orienthella trilineata
Tritonia festiva

Leptochiton cf. rugatus
Mopalia lignosa
Tonicella lineata     

Berryteuthis magister
Enteroctopus dofleini  



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