Bugula plumosa (Pallas, 1766)

Bugula plumosa

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. (2015). Bugula plumosa (Pallas, 1766). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. Accessed on 2015-3-29

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