|BRYOZOA : CHEILOSTOMATIDA : Bugulidae||SEA MATS|
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 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). Bugula plumosa (Pallas, 1766). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=Y8750 Accessed on 2017-04-29
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