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This encrusting bryozoan forms extensive patches, 20 cm or more across. It is normally a dull orange-brown to yellowish-white in colour. Bumps are evenly distributed on the crust towards the centre of the colony. Colonies can occur in either simple or multiple layers. Individual zooids are 0.4-1.0 mm by 0.26-0.38 mm.
Recorded around all British Coasts.
Recorded from Britain, north to western Norway, the Faroe Isles and into the Barents Sea in the Arctic Circle.
This encrusting bryozoan is typically a sublittoral species found on large boulders or bedrock, often with vertical faces. It is able to colonize hard substratum including shells. It is found from shallow to subtidal waters out to the continental shelf. It is abundant on offshore shell banks and can tolerate environments with strong water movement.
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Hayward, P.J. & Ryland, J.S. 1979. British ascophoran bryozoans. London: Academic Press.
Hayward, P.J. & Ryland, J.S. 1999. Cheilostomatous Bryozoa. Part II Hippothooidea - Celleporoidea. London: Academic Press.[Synopses of the British Fauna, no. 14. (2nd edition)]
NBN (National Biodiversity Network) Atlas. Available from: https://www.nbnatlas.org.
OBIS (Ocean Biodiversity Information System), 2023. Global map of species distribution using gridded data. Available from: Ocean Biogeographic Information System. www.iobis.org. Accessed: 2023-04-02
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Last Updated: 22/08/2018