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Stylaster californicus
Stylaster californicus
California Hydrocoral
(shown with Strawberry anemones, sponges, purple urchins.)
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0305 0859 (2005-03-26)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Jan 1987
  • latitude 36.54630   longitude -121.93121   max error distance 2866 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Carmel Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • class Hydrozoa
  • habitat  Subtidal
  • notes   Here are two colonies, pink and purple, of California Hydrocoral--they are not anthozoan 'true' corals. These colonies were at 18 m depth, but the species extends into deep water. The colonies have separate sexes, they are slow-growing, and these could be 100 years old.
  • camera   Nikon in Oceanic Housing
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   California Hydrocoral (ITIS ) California Hydrocoral (photographer)
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