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Eumastia sitiens  (Sponge)

Photo of Eumastia sitiens by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #16037)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Rest Islets, Knight Inlet Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, bedrock
Photo Date Upload Date January 23, 2012
Elevation (m) -10
UTM Zone # Latitude 50.6638888888889
UTM Easting Longitude -126.024166666667
UTM Northing Photo ID # 16037
Notes Halichondria (Eumastia) sitiens. Green-tinged sponge. Identified by Bill Austin from collected specimen. Khoyatan Marine Lab Accession #1234, #1195. This species often has a slight greenish colour. Forms large clumps up to 20 cm in diameter. It is very abundant in Knight Inlet in the vicinity of the sill. Family Halichondriidae.

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