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Gersemia lambi  (Stout Soft Coral)

Photo of Gersemia lambi by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #15673)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Kerouard Islands, Cape St. James Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, boulders/bedrock
Photo Date Upload Date January 04, 2012
Elevation (m) -10
UTM Zone # Latitude 51.9094444444444
UTM Easting Longitude -130.975555555556
UTM Northing Photo ID # 15673
Notes The Stout Soft Coral forms low colonies up to 15 cm across. It is very common in SE Alaska but seemingly less so in BC waters. In BC it has been reported from Work Channel, Langara Island and the Kerouard Islands. The Kerouard Islands at the southern tip of Haida Gwaii appear to be the southernmost record for this species. Named in honour of BC naturalist Andy Lamb by Dr. Gary Williams. See ZooKeys 283 (2013): 15-42.

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