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Hololepida magna Moore, 1905
Giant Fleshy Scaleworm

Photo of species

© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #60714)

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Distribution of Hololepida magna in British Columbia
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This scaleworm reaches 30 cm in length and is an impressive sight when spotted by divers. It usually emerges from hiding at night when it comes out to feed.

Note Author: Neil McDaniel

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
BC Ministry of Environment: BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer--the authoritative source for conservation information in British Columbia.

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General References

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: 2024-05-25 8:27:14 PM]
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