A few new critters to add to the mix

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Posted by Merry on August 19, 2020 at 10:37:16:

Treefish, Sebastes serriceps

Painted greenling, Oxylebius pictus

Snubnose sculpin, Orthonopias triacis

California longbeak shrimp, Pandalus gurneyi

These zoanthids are cryptic and quite small…found at Haggerty’s, near Malaga Cove.
Elongate zoanthid, Epizoanthus leptoderma

Elongate zoanthid, Epizoanthus leptoderma

Flat-spined brittle star, Ophiopteris papillosa

White burrowing anemone, Flosmaris grandis. ID thanks to Sean Ono

Yellow horned dorid, Acanthodoris lutea

San Diego dorid Diaulula sandiegensis, mating

Two-spotted dorid, Thordisa bimaculata

New sponge, Aiolochroia thiona. ID thanks to Tom Turner


Calcareous tube worm, Hydroides elegans. ID thanks to Leslie Harris

Christmas tree worm, Spirobranchus spinosus

Christmas tree worm, Spirobranchus spinosus

Christmas tree worm, Spirobranchus spinosus

Spionid worms, Pseudopolydora paucibranchiata. ID thanks to Leslie Harris

Spionid worms, Pseudopolydora paucibranchiata

The tunicate, Ciona intestinalis amid spionid worms and a calcareous tube worm with some Bugula tossed in.

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