Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis, Farnsworth Banks, Leptogorgia chilensis



Red gorgonian with polyps retracted, Leptogorgia chilensis, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California. USA, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, natural history stock photograph, photo id 37263Add To Light Table
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Red gorgonian with polyps retracted, Leptogorgia chilensis, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California. USA

Stock Photo: 37263
Species: Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
Format: Digital 3:2
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