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Weberella perlucida  (Retractable Nipple Sponge)

Photo of Weberella perlucida by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #16033)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Weynton Passage Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, bedrock
Photo Date Upload Date January 23, 2012
Elevation (m) -10
UTM Zone # Latitude 50.5880555555556
UTM Easting Longitude -126.833055555556
UTM Northing Photo ID # 16033
Notes Weberella perlucida. Retractable nipple sponge. Common in strongly current-swept habitats, especially Weynton Passage at the north end of Johnstone Strait. Described by Bill Austin et al, 2014. See Zootaxa 3823 (1): 001-084: Taxonomic review of Hadromerida (Porifera, Demospongiae) from British Columbia, Canada, and adjacent waters, with the description of nine new species. William Austin, Bruce Ott, Henry Reiswig, Paula Romagosa & Neil McDaniel. Family Polymastiidae.


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