BRYOZOA : CHEILOSTOMATIDA : SmittinidaeSEA MATS

Smittina landsborovii (Johnston, 1847)


Smittina landsborovii

Description: This bryozoan forms an encrusting patch which gives rise to upright plates, looking like a small piece of Pentapora foliacea.

Habitat: Found on shells, stones and rocks from low water mark to deep water.

Distribution: Recorded from western Norway, south to the western Mediterranean Sea. Found off all western coasts of the British Isles and on North Sea coasts and the English Channel.

Key Identification Features:

Distribution Map from BioMar data for Ireland - Google Earth map:  download this placemark (not got Google Earth installed?)

Distribution Map from NBN: Grid map (fast) : Interactive map (slow, requires login to view records) : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.



 Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C., 2010. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=Y3590

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