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Acanthoptilum gracile  (Pennatulacean)

Photo of Acanthoptilum gracile by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #15657)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Gulf Islands Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, mud
Photo Date October 05, 2009 Upload Date January 04, 2012
Elevation (m) -25
UTM Zone # Latitude 48.9444389343262
UTM Easting Longitude -123.586700439453
UTM Northing Photo ID # 15657
Notes Slender, whip-like seapen up to 50 cm tall. Apparently not common, but has been observed at several sites in the Gulf Islands and Strait of Georgia where there are suitable mud bottoms. This close-up shows the arrangement of the branches off the main rachis.

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