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Suberites latus  (Sponge)

Photo of Suberites latus by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #16029)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Breakwater, Victoria Harbour Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, bedrock
Photo Date February 21, 2008 Upload Date January 23, 2012
Elevation (m) -5
UTM Zone # Latitude 48.4130555555556
UTM Easting Longitude -123.393055555556
UTM Northing Photo ID # 16029
Notes Suberites latus. Hermit crab sponge. Identified by Bill Austin. Khoyatan Marine Lab Accession #1336. This sponge is not attached to the bottom. Instead, it is carried around by a hermit crab that lives within it. The hole at the bottom of the sponge is where the crab resides. Family Suberitidae.

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