|BRYOZOA : CHEILOSTOMATIDA : Flustridae||SEA MATS|
Description: This bryozoan consists of branching flat fronds and is sometimes mistaken for a seaweed.
Habitat: A typical species of sand-scoured areas, attached to bedrock, boulders and cobbles.
Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the British Isles.
Similar Species: Several other bryozoans are similar in shape and habit, but smaller. Securiflustra securifrons has narrower blades which tend to be divided into wedge-shaped segments.
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. (2015). Flustra foliacea (Linnaeus, 1758). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=Y6940 Accessed on 2015-9-4
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