BRYOZOA : CHEILOSTOMATIDA : BugulidaeSEA MATS

Bugula plumosa (Pallas, 1766)


Description: This bryozoan forms feathery colonies shaped like tiny christmas trees.

Habitat: Bugula plumosa is a common bryozoan in a variety of habitats, most common in areas with considerable turbidity and sand-scour.

Similar Species: Bugula purpurotincta is similar but has a less well-defined spiral structure and releases a purple dye in alcohol.

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=Y8750

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