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


© Neil McDaniel     (Photo ID #58563)


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Distribution of Bythotiara huntsmani in British Columbia in British Columbia


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

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