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Stylatula elongata  (White Sea Pen)

Photo of Stylatula elongata by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #15666)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Ritchie Bay, Clayoquot Sound Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, mud
Photo Date Upload Date January 04, 2012
Elevation (m) -20
UTM Zone # Latitude 49.2313919067383
UTM Easting Longitude -125.912803649902
UTM Northing Photo ID # 15666
Notes The Rough Sea Pen reaches 30 cm tall. Found in dense beds on suitable substrates, generally below 20 m. Note the spicule clusters at the base of each branch feel rough when the fingers are run down the rachis, hence the common name. Capable of retraction into the substrate.

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