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Heteropora pacifica Borg, 1933
Northern Staghorn Bryozoan
Family: Heteroporidae
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© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #60986)

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Distribution of Heteropora pacifica in British Columbia
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Densely branched, coral-like colonies thrive in exposed habitats. Reaches massive size in some areas of Barkley Sound (eg. Hankin Island) where it almost carpets the bottom in the shallows.

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: 2022-12-07 6:18:55 PM]
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