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Bythotiara huntsmani (Fraser, 1911)
Tunicate Siphon Hydroid
Family: Bythotiaridae

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© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #58563)

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Distribution of Bythotiara huntsmani in British Columbia
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Tunicate siphon hydroid. This unusual commensal hydroid grows in a ring just inside the incurrent siphon of the sea vase tunicate Ciona savignyi. There it is ideally situated to feed on plankton drawn in by the tunicate.

Note Author: Neil McDaniel

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-03-04 8:23:57 PM]
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