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Pacific North West
Aquatic Specimen Collection


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  Cnidaria | Echinodermata | Crustacea | Polychaeta | Pisces |
Rocks with live benthos

*Special order specimens are those which are infrequently encountered or pose specific collecting challenges. 


Example Common name
Latin Name
Comments* Size & Distribution US$

Black, Katy or Leather chiton

Katharina tunicata


To 3 inches (7.5 cm). From Alaska to Monterey, California.

Gumboot or Giant pacific chiton

Cryptochiton stelleri


To 13 inches (33 cm). Alaska to Channel Islands, California

Mossy chiton

Mopalia muscosa


To 2.75 inches (7 cm). From Alaska to Isla Cedros, northern Baja California.

Lined or Red chiton

Tonicella lineata


To 2 inches (5 cm). From Aleutian Islands to central California

California mussel

Mytilus californianus


To 10 inches (25cm) long. Found from Cook Inlet, Alaska to Punta Rompiente, Baja California Sur and Mexico.

Giant rock scallop

Crassodoma gigantea (Hinnites giganteus)


To 10 inches (25 cm) or more height. From Prince William Sound, Alaska to Baja California Sur.

Giant pacific octopus

Enteroctopus dofleini


Body to 24 inches (60 cm), arms to at least 6 feet (2m). from Japan to California

Rough keyhole limpet

Diodora aspera


Shell to 2.75 inches (7 cm). From Alaska to Baja California.

Whitecap limpet

Acmaea mitra


To 1.5 inches (3.5 cm) long and 1.25 inches (3 cm) high. From Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Baja California


Various species


To 2.25 inches (5.4 cm) long and 0.625 (1.5cm)inches high. From Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Baja California.

Red turban snail

Astraea gibberosa


To 3 inches (7.5cm) diameter, 2.25 inches (5.7cm) height. From SE Alaska and Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) to Baja California.

Brown turban snail

Tegula pulligo


Black turban snail

Tegula funebralis


To 1.25 inches ( 3cm) diameter. Vancouver Island to Point Conception, California.

Blue topsnail

Calliostoma ligatum


To 1 inch (2.5cm) diameter. From northern British Columbia to California.

Leafy hornmouth whelk

Ceratostoma foliatum


To 3.5 inches (8.5 cm) . From Alaska to San Pedro, California.

Frilled dogwinkle

Nucella lamellosa


2-3.25 inches (5-8cm) height. From Aleutian Islands, Alaska to central California.

Lewis’ moonsnail

Polinices lewisii

check feeding preferences

To 5.5 inches (14cm) high. From southeastern Alaska to southern California.

Sea Lemon or Lemon nudibranch

Anisodoris nobilis


To 8 inches (20 cm) long. From Kodiak Island, Alaska to Mexico.

Diomedes or Pink tritonia

Tritonia diomedea


To 8.75 inches (22cm) long. From the Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Panama.

Tochni or Orange peel nudibranch

Tochuina tetraquerta


To 12 inches (30cm) long. Kuril Islands, Russia, Alaska to Malibu, California.