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 NBN: Interactive map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.

WoRMS: Species record : World Register of Marine Species.

 Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Parasmittina trispinosa (Johnston, 1838). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. Accessed on 2020-07-16

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