Pokédex

This page is an attempt to organize the results of my quest to photograph every organism on Earth in its native habitat (only 9 million Eukaryotes and a couple Prokaryotes to go!). Since this effort reminded me of a #realworldPokedex, that’s what I decided to call it. I’ve uploaded a few thousand photos en masse to my Pokédex Flickr album, and am choosing from those photos one organism per day to add to this list and post to my Instagram feed. I’m also trying to keep track of the organisms I’ve mentioned in this blog. Click on an organism’s common name to see a description of it and its name in Spanish, French, and Dutch. Clicking the scientific name will return that organism’s full taxonomy.

Organisms that I’ve photographed or mentioned in the blog:

SpeciesCommon nameNCBI taxidInstagramFlickrBlog
Helicobacter pylori
H. pylori
210NoNo
Symbiodinium spp.
Zooxanthellae
2949NoNo
Populus trichocarpa
Black Cottonwood,
Poplar
3694YesNo
Cornus canadensis
Bunchberry
4282YesNo
Anthopleura elegantissima
Aggregating Anemone
6110YesNo
Anthopleura xanthogrammica
Giant Green Anemone
6112NoYes
Macaca fascicularis
Java Macaque,
Crab-eating Macaque
9541YesNo
Homo sapiens
Human
9606Yes
Procyon lotor
Raccoon
9654YesNo
Felis catus
Cat,
Housecat
9685YesNo
Phoca vitulina
Harbor Seal
9720NoNo
Tursiops truncatus
Common Bottlenose Dolphin
9739YesNo
Elephas maximus
Asian Elephant
9783NoNo
Symphoricarpos albus
Common Snowberry
13702YesNo
Dugong dugon
Dugong
29137NoNo
Rosa woodsii
Woods' Rose
32246YesNo
Abudefduf troschelii
Panamic Sergeant Major
35217YesNo
Phascolarctos cinereus
Koala
38626YesNo
Phocoena sinus
Vaquita,
Desert Porpoise
42100NoNo
Turbinaria stellulata
Disc Coral
46697 (parent)NoYes
Montipora
Pore Coral
46703NoYes
Lobactis scutaria
Solitary Coral,
Mushroom Coral
46714YesNo
Galaxea fascicularis
Octopus Coral
46745NoYes
Millepora
Fire Coral
51117NoYes
Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Marine Iguana
51208YesNo
Pinus ponderosa
Ponderosa Pine,
Western Yellow Pine
55062YesNo
Scolopendra subspinipes
Orange Legged Centipede,
Red Headed Centipede
55038YesNo
Acropora hyacinthus
Hyancinth Table Coral
55974NoYes
Anhinga anhinga
Anhinga,
Darter,
Snakebird
56067YesNo
Ecsenius gravieri
Red Sea Mimic Blenny
57791 (parent)YesNo
Rubus parviflorus
Thimbleberry
59496YesNo
Rubus spectabilis
Salmonberry
59499YesNo
Varanus gouldii
Sand Goanna,
Gould's Goanna
62042YesNo
Acer circinatum
Vine Maple
66207YesNo
Adenium obesum
Desert Rose
69375YesNo
Mimulus lewisii
Lewis' Monkeyflower
69919YesNo
Acropora nobilis (robusta)
Noble Staghorn Coral
70781Yes
Gaultheria shallon
Salal
73102YesNo
Podarcis pityusensis
Ibiza Wall Lizard
74359YesNo
Callospermophilus lateralis
Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel
76772YesNo
Avicennia marina
Grey Mangrove
82927YesNo
Pituophis catenifer
Gopher Snake,
Bullsnake
94850YesNo
Roscoea cautleyoides
Roscoea
97782YesNo
Emerita analoga
Pacific Mole Crab
101204YesNo
Porites lobata
Lobe Coral
104759NoYes
Grapsus grapsus
Sally Lightfoot Crab
106756YesNo
Porites cylindrica
Hump Coral
126659NoYes
Acropora formosa
Staghorn Coral
126732NoYes
Siderastrea siderea
Massive Starlet Coral
130672NoYes
Acanthaster planci
Crown-of-Thorns
133434Yes
Crataegus monogyna
Common Hawthorn,
Maythorn
140997YesNo
Physocarpus capitatus
Pacific Ninebark
141000YesNo
Monadenia fidelis
Pacific Sideband
145758YesNo
Hypoplectrus unicolor
Butter Hamlet
146808YesNo
Acropora loripes
Staghorn Coral
154029NoYes
Nephila antipodiana
Batik Golden Web Spider
171624YesNo
Xestospongia muta
Giant Barrel Sponge
178552YesNo
Tiliparti tiliaceum
Beach Hibiscus,
Rosemallow
183267Yes
Pterois antennata
Spotfin Lionfish
185882YesNo
Pocillopora verrucosa
Cauliflower Coral
203993NoYes
Diploastrea heliopora
Double-star Coral
214969NoYes
Halichoeres hortulanus
Checkerboard Wrasse
241293YesNo
Symphillia radians
Sinuous Cup Coral
242742NoYes
Toxicodendron diversilobum
Pacific Poison Oak
300207YesNo
Dicentra formosa
Western/Pacific Bleeding Heart
332430YesNo
Adiantum aleuticum
Maidenhair Fern
412743YesNo
Zalophus wollebaeki
Galápagos Sea Lion
419013YesNo
Triaenodon obesus
Whitetip Reef Shark
496413YesNo
Hypselodoris imperialis
Nudibranch,
Sea Slug
508170YesNo
Porites lichen
Hump Coral
627012NoYes
Sisyrinchium bellum
Western/Californian Blue-Eyed Grass
915439YesNo
Echinopora mammiformis
Hedgehog Coral
983565NoYes
Symphyllia erythraea
Sinuous Cup Coral
1328287YesNo
Homo sapiens X Gallus gallus
Chicken-man
?NoNo
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