Crisularia plumosa (Pallas, 1766)

Crisularia plumosa

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

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

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

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

WoRMS: Species record : World Register of Marine Species.

iNaturalist: Species account : iNaturalist World Species Observations database

 Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Crisularia plumosa (Pallas, 1766). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. Accessed on 2021-10-27

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