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  • French
    • bryozoaires
  • Scientific Names
    • Bryozoa
    • Ectoprocta
  • English
    • Bryozoans
    • Moss Animals
  • Spanish
    • Animales musgo

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Recent observations

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Observer

dpom

Date

September 11, 2014

Description

Found growing under dock at boat ramp, close-up detail on last photo

Photos / Sounds

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What

Watersipora cucullata Watersipora subovoidea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 11, 2014 10:48 AM PDT

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Observer

dpom

Date

September 9, 2014 05:06 PM PDT

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 7, 2014 11:44 AM PDT

Description

On Laminaria sp.

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What

Watersipora cucullata Phylum Bryozoa

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

September 6, 2014 12:39 PM PDT

Description

AKA Black-and-Red Encrusting Bryozoan, as per Lamb, p. 165.

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Observer

muhamrif

Date

August 28, 2014 01:00 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

wendy5

Date

September 5, 2014

Description

This bright orange 2" circle is a colony of Schizoporella unicornis or Orange Encrusting Bryozoan. It's supposed to be quite common, but I don't remember ever seeing it before. It was growing on a rock that was visible during a minus tide.

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Observer

bholthuis

Date

March 12, 2011 06:10 AM EST

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Observer

duarte

Date

August 29, 2014

Description

The skeletal remains of a colony attached to a mussel shell.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 31, 2014 03:42 PM PDT

Description

One million bonus points if you can ID the microscopic white (possible baby Rostanga pulchra? Nudibranchs!?) on the left of this photo.

Photos / Sounds

What

Membranipora serrilamella Membranipora villosa

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 27, 2014 07:46 AM PDT

Description

On giant kelp frond.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

dpom

Date

August 27, 2014

Description

on giant kelp

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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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