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Gersemia lambi Williams, 2013
Octocoral; Stout Soft Coral
Family: Nephtheidae
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© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #15673)

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Distribution of Gersemia lambi in British Columbia
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The Stout Soft Coral forms low colonies up to 15 cm across. It is very common in SE Alaska but seemingly less so in BC waters. In BC, it has been reported from Work Channel, Langara Island and the Kerouard Islands. The Kerouard Islands at the southern tip of Haida Gwaii appear to be the southernmost record for this species. Named in honour of BC naturalist Andy Lamb by Dr. Gary Williams. See ZooKeys 283 (2013): 15-42.

Note Author: Neil McDaniel

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Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC 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: 2024-04-12 5:38:04 PM]
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