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Penares cortius  (Sponge)

Photo of Penares cortius by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #16022)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Maltby Islets, Clayoquot Sound Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, bedrock
Photo Date Upload Date January 23, 2012
Elevation (m) -20
UTM Zone # Latitude 49.2352777777778
UTM Easting Longitude -125.767777777778
UTM Northing Photo ID # 16022
Notes Penares cortius. Spotted gray sponge. Identified by Bill Austin. Very common in Barkley Sound. The most abundant and conspicuous sponge at Bowie Seamount. Forms meandering, lumpy ridges that may be 50 cm long. Family Geodiidae.

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