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Stylaster parageus parageus  (White Branching Hydrocoral)

Photo of Stylaster parageus parageus by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #15677)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Lynn Canal, Alaska Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, boulders/bedrock
Photo Date Upload Date January 04, 2012
Elevation (m) -30
UTM Zone # Latitude 59.2194444444444
UTM Easting Longitude -135.374444444444
UTM Northing Photo ID # 15677
Notes The White Branching Hydrocoral forms colonies up to 20 cm across, generally at depths beyond scuba range. The photograph shown was taken in Alaska waters within scuba range, but this hydrocoral has been accidentally brought up from deep water by fishermen in Hecate Strait in BC waters. Stylaster parageus parageus is now the accepted name. See Cairns and Lindner, 2011, ZooKeys 158: 1-88.

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