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Bythotiara huntsmani  (Tunicate Siphon Hydroid)

Photo of Bythotiara huntsmani by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #58563)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Sechelt Inlet, BC Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat marine, subtidal
Photo Date Upload Date January 02, 2014
Elevation (m) -30
UTM Zone # Latitude 49.56785
UTM Easting Longitude -123.804333333333
UTM Northing Photo ID # 58563
Notes Tunicate siphon hydroid. This unusual commensal hydroid grows in a ring just inside the incurrent siphon of the sea vase tunicate Ciona savignyi. There it is ideally situated to feed on plankton drawn in by the tunicate.

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