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Staurocalyptus dowlingi  (Sponge)

Photo of Staurocalyptus dowlingi by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #74310)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Ball Pt., Jervis Inlet Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat marine, subtidal, bedrock
Photo Date September 16, 2013 Upload Date December 22, 2014
Elevation (m) -20
UTM Zone # Latitude 49.7463333333333
UTM Easting Longitude -124.228966666667
UTM Northing Photo ID # 74310
Notes Round lipped boot sponge. A very large hexactinellid sponge, up to 1.5 m tall. Also known as Acanthascus dowlingi. Common in BC fjords, attached to steep rock walls.

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