Classification
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  • Japanese
    • 外肛動物門
  • French
    • bryozoaires
  • Scientific Names
    • Bryozoa
    • Ectoprocta
  • English
    • Bryozoans
    • Moss Animals
  • Spanish
    • Animales musgo

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Recent observations

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Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Many colonies of this encrusting species. It forms nodular encrustations; usually encrusting clam or snail shells and slowly enveloping and dissolving them.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kueda

Date

August 30, 2015 11:48 AM PDT

Description

This observation is for the white, branching bryozoan, which seems like it is Zoobotryon verticillatum, a southern species that, according to Light's, "[o]ccasionally occurs in San Francisco Bay" (p. 879). Presumably another species occuring farther north than normal due to warmer ocean temps. We dubbed it the "Rice Noodle Bryozoan," which seems much more accurate than "Spaghetti Bryozoan."

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 25, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Bryozoans Phylum Bryozoa

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 25, 2015

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What

Bryozoans Phylum Bryozoa

Observer

dpom

Date

August 24, 2015

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Observer

dpom

Date

August 24, 2015

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Observer

ivanparr

Date

August 22, 2015 11:16 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Magnificent Bryozoan Pectinatella magnifica

Observer

daniellesaint

Date

August 22, 2015 07:28 PM EDT

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jcentoni

Date

August 22, 2015 11:23 AM PDT

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What

Bryozoans Phylum Bryozoa

Observer

janpelinka

Date

August 22, 2015 11:29 AM PDT

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jcentoni

Date

August 22, 2015 11:36 AM PDT

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Observer

dpom

Date

August 22, 2015 11:24 AM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The Bryozoa, also known as Polyzoa, Ectoprocta or commonly as moss animals, are a phylum of aquatic invertebrate animals. Typically about 0.5 millimetres (0.020 in) long, they are filter feeders that sieve food particles out of the water using a retractable lophophore, a "crown" of tentacles lined with cilia. Most marine species live in tropical waters, but a few occur in oceanic trenches, and others are found in polar waters. One class lives only in a variety...

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