BRYOZOA : CHEILOSTOMATIDA : SmittinidaeSEA MATS

Parasmittina trispinosa (Johnston, 1838)


Parasmittina trispinosa

Description: This encrusting bryozoan forms extensive patches, to 20cm or more across. It is normally dull orange-brown in colour with regularly distributed low bumps in the middle of the colony.

Habitat: A typical sublittoral species on large boulders or bedrock, often on vertical faces.

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=Y3770

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