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Pseudopotamilla occelata  (Polychaete Worm)

Photo of Pseudopotamilla occelata by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #58557)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Sechelt Inlet, BC Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat marine, subtidal
Photo Date June 26, 2013 Upload Date December 31, 2013
Elevation (m)
UTM Zone # Latitude 49.6038888888889
UTM Easting Longitude -123.7875
UTM Northing Photo ID # 58557
Notes Delicate plume worm. This is a fairly small sabellid tubeworm with a variously-coloured plume. The tube often hosts dense colonies of the commensal two-tentacle hydroid Proboscidactlya flavicirrata which form a ring around the open end of the tube. Identification confirmed by Leslie Harris (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) from collected specimens.

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