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Thrombophyton trachydermum  (Soft Coral)

Photo of Thrombophyton trachydermum by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #15668)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Chrow Island, Barkley Sound Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, boulder/bedrock
Photo Date Upload Date January 04, 2012
Elevation (m) -10
UTM Zone # Latitude 48.9094444444444
UTM Easting Longitude -125.471944444444
UTM Northing Photo ID # 15668
Notes The Pale Soft Coral forms small colonies up to 10 cm across. Abundant in current-swept passages in sheltered waters and in surge-swept habitats on the open coast. Very common in Discovery Passage, Weynton Passage and Slingsby Channel. Also in surgy shallows of Barkley Sound. Identified by Drs. C. McFadden and F. Hochberg, 2003. See Invertebrate Biology 122(2): 93-113.

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