E-Fauna Photo Gallery
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2279)
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Large boulders below 10 meters
October 27, 2007
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This species was believed to be actually rare as the few known specimens were dredged. In recent years scuba divers have discovered that they are not uncommon, but like to live on the sides of large boulders, which makes sampling by dredge a rare event. The species name 'egretta' refers to the long girdle hairs which resemble the feathers of the snowy egret.