E-Fauna Photo Gallery

Mopalia egretta  (Egret-Plumed Mopalia)

Photo of Mopalia egretta by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2279)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Ketchikan, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Large boulders below 10 meters
Photo Date Upload Date October 27, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2279
Notes This species was believed to be actually rare as the few known specimens were dredged. In recent years scuba divers have discovered that they are not uncommon, but like to live on the sides of large boulders, which makes sampling by dredge a rare event. The species name 'egretta' refers to the long girdle hairs which resemble the feathers of the snowy egret.

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