Gretchen Markle reported a new seastar Henricia pumila for the April 27 Metchosin Bioblitz on the Laird’s beach , south of Taylor Road and north off Weir’s beach (see Google image below). Henricia pumila is an uncommon seastar, having only been officially described in 2010. Phil Lambert confirmed the identification.
Henricia pumila ,Eernisse et al., 2010
Dwarf mottled henricia
Photos of H.pumila by Gretchen Markel
Henricia pumila on Chris Pratt’s Beach
Species pumila, Eernisse et al., 2010
Common name: Dwarf mottled henricia.
LOCATION: Click for enlargement:
Shoreline in front of Chris Pratt’s place.