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Briarosaccus tenellus  (Hairy Crab Parasitic Barnacle)

Photo of Briarosaccus tenellus by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #67360)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Halibut Point, Sitka Sound, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Parasite on Hapalogaster
Photo Date June 15, 2014 Upload Date June 16, 2014
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 67360
Notes This species is parasitic on the hairy crab, Hapalogaster mertensii. In twenty years of searching for this species I have seen a single specimen back in 2006. Then on my last sampling trip I found two at the same location!

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