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Stylaster venustus  (Pink (Purple) Hydrocoral)

Photo of Stylaster venustus by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #15674)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Race Rocks, Strait of Juan de Fuca Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, boulders/bedrock
Photo Date Upload Date January 04, 2012
Elevation (m) -10
UTM Zone # Latitude 48.3
UTM Easting Longitude -123.54
UTM Northing Photo ID # 15674
Notes The Branching Hydrocoral forms massive colonies up to 50 cm across in current-swept habitats. It is especially abundant at Race Rocks off the south end of Vancouver Island. Stylaster venustus is the accepted name, see Cairns and Lindner, 2011, ZooKeys 158: 1-88.

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