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Apomatus geniculatus  (Pearl-topped Calcareous Tubeworm)

Photo of Apomatus geniculatus by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #58548)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Sechelt Inlet, BC Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat marine, subtidal
Photo Date May 19, 2011 Upload Date December 31, 2013
Elevation (m)
UTM Zone # Latitude 49.6030555555556
UTM Easting Longitude -123.789166666667
UTM Northing Photo ID # 58548
Notes Pearl-topped calcareous tubeworm. A large serpulid tubeworm that grows with tube affixed to rocky walls, especially in BC fjords. Note the distinctive pearl-shaped operculum. Formerly it was thought there were two local species, but Apomatus timsii is now considered to be the same species and the name is a junior synonym.

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