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Image of Ptilosarcus gurneyi (Gray 1860)

Image of <i>Ptilosarcus gurneyi</i> (Gray 1860)

Description:

The sea pen, Ptilosarcus gurneyi, is a colonial cnidaria in the same class as the anemone, the anthozoa. One polyp has been modified to form the body while the fringes of the 'feather' contain numerous small feeding polyps.

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2013 California Academy of Sciences
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Gerald and Buff Corsi
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