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Parasabella media  (Parasol Feather-Duster)

Photo of Parasabella media by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #58553)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Sechelt Inlet, BC Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat marine, subtidal
Photo Date Upload Date December 31, 2013
Elevation (m)
UTM Zone # Latitude 49.60415
UTM Easting Longitude -123.78885
UTM Northing Photo ID # 58553
Notes Bare-tipped feather worm. A large sabellid polychaete with a variously-coloured plume. The radiole tips are bare (lacking pinnules). The tube is parchment-like and large, up to 30 cm long. When the worm retracts the tube opening remains round. This worm is parasitized by the tiny snail Evalea tenuisculpta. Identification confirmed by Leslie Harris (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) from collected specimens.

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