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Amphilectus infundibula  (Sponge)

Photo of Amphilectus infundibula by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #16044)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Knight Inlet Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, boulders
Photo Date March 23, 2010 Upload Date January 23, 2012
Elevation (m) -20
UTM Zone # Latitude 50.6830555555556
UTM Easting Longitude -125.996666666667
UTM Northing Photo ID # 16044
Notes Amphilectus digitatus infundibulus. Soft goblet sponge. Identified by Bill Austin from collected specimens. Khoyatan Marine Lab Accession #1331. This normally deep-water species forms large bowl-like structures up to 30 cm tall. One of the few places where it has been found within diving depths is the Knight Inlet sill, where it can be found at depths of only 20 m. Family Esperiopsidae.

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