AR184. SPINY-THIGH SEA SPIDER

Egmont Marina, Egmont, s. BC

Phoxichilidium femoratum

to 1.3 cm (0.5 in) across

Alaska to s. California

intertidal to 20 m (65 ft)

While preparing this book, the authors had the wonderful opportunity to work with Dr. Jason Gillespie of the University of Alberta. A sea spider enthusiast, he was creating a scientific key for Pacific Northwest species and kindly verified identifications—including this one, found climbing an anchoring chain at Egmont, s. BC, by Donna Gibbs of Port Coquitlam, BC.