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Desmacella austini  (Sponge)

Photo of Desmacella austini by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #16831)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Anvil Island, Howe Sound Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal
Photo Date August 19, 2011 Upload Date May 02, 2012
Elevation (m) -25
UTM Zone # Latitude 49.5327777777778
UTM Easting Longitude -123.290555555556
UTM Northing Photo ID # 16831
Notes Desmacella austini. Thin bluish sponge encrusting a dead portion of a cloud sponge, Aphrocallistes vastus. Identified by Bill Austin. Khoyatan Marine Lab Accession #1284. Named in honour of sponge taxonomist Dr. William (Bill) Austin. Family Desmacellidae.


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