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Phylum Phoronida

NORTHEAST PACIFIC

Phoronopsis californica

Indian Head, Catalina, California, 30 feet

GOLDEN PHORONID

Common in sand at scuba depths.  Paired feeding structure known as the lophophore attains diameter of 3/4 inch.  White, green, or orange.  Reported from temperate waters of California, Bermuda, Spain, NW Africa, the Guianas, Madagascar.