|CNIDARIA : FILIFERA : Bougainvilliidae||SEA ANEMONES AND HYDROIDS|
Description: An irregular bushy hydroid, forming a colony which is somewhat conical in outline. The individual polyps are athecate with two rings of tentacles angled to each other. The reproductive structures produce free-swimming medusae. Colonies measure 70-120mm in height, polyps are about 3mm in length.
Habitat: Usually in fairly wave sheltered conditions, often in slightly reduced salinity.
Distribution: Widespread in the British Isles.
Similar Species: A rather non-descript straggly hydroid, with no good distinguishing features.
Key Identification Features:
Distribution Map: NBN map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.
WoRMS: Species record : World Register of Marine Species.
iNaturalist: Species account : iNaturalist World Species Observations database
|Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Bougainvillia muscus (Allman, 1863). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=D3060 Accessed on 2022-01-23
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