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Chromoplexaura marki K√ľkenthal, 1913
Short Red Gorgonian
Family: Plexauridae
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© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #15680)

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Distribution of Chromoplexaura marki in British Columbia
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The Short Red Gorgonian Coral forms candelabrum-like fans up to 30 cm across. It is abundant in current-swept habitats near Cape Flattery, Washington within scuba range but has apparently not yet been found on the Vancouver Island side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Identified by Dr. Gary Williams. See ZooKeys 283 (2013): 15-42. Previously known as Swiftia spauldingi.

Note Author: Neil McDaniel

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Swiftia spauldingi

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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: 2023-11-28 3:11:59 AM]
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