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Chromoplexaura marki  (Short Red Gorgonian)

Photo of Chromoplexaura marki by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #15680)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Cape Flattery, Washington Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, boulder/bedrock
Photo Date Upload Date January 04, 2012
Elevation (m) -20
UTM Zone # Latitude 48.3894444444444
UTM Easting Longitude -124.691944444444
UTM Northing Photo ID # 15680
Notes The Short Red Gorgonian Coral forms candelabrum-like fans up to 30 cm across. It is abundant in current-swept habitats near Cape Flattery, Washington within scuba range but has apparently not yet been found on the Vancouver Island side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Identified by Dr. Gary Williams. See ZooKeys 283 (2013): 15-42. Previously known as Swiftia spauldingi.


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