Sea Pork

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Sea Pork

Aplidium stellatum

Range/Geographical Distribution: Bay of Fundy to the Gulf of Mexico.

Habitat: Subtidal, growing on hard substrates to 30 feet deep.

Description: Rounded, hard, rubbery colonies that are pink or white in color.

Size: Colonies can reach a foot in width and an inch or more in height.

Food: Suspension feeder; eats plankton.

Breeding: Hermaphrodite, releases eggs and sperm into the water where they are fertilized.

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