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Latrunculia austini  (Sponge)

Photo of Latrunculia austini by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #16035)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Egmont Point, Jervis Inlet Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, bedrock
Photo Date Upload Date January 23, 2012
Elevation (m) -25
UTM Zone # Latitude 49.7755555555556
UTM Easting Longitude -123.949166666667
UTM Northing Photo ID # 16035
Notes Latunculia (Latrunculia) austini. Chocolate puffball sponge. Named in honour of BC sponge taxonomist Dr. William (Bill) Austin. This sponge is abundant at Merry Island and in Welcome Passage. Identified from specimen NM #68. Family Latrunculiidae.


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