Smittina landsborovii (Johnston, 1847)

Smittina landsborovii

Description: This bryozoan forms an encrusting patch which gives rise to upright plates, looking like a small piece of Pentapora foliacea.

Habitat: Found on shells, stones and rocks from low water mark to deep water.

Distribution: Recorded from western Norway, south to the western Mediterranean Sea. Found off all western coasts of the British Isles and on North Sea coasts and the English Channel.

Key Identification Features:

Distribution Map: NBN 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). Smittina landsborovii (Johnston, 1847). [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. Accessed on 2024-05-30

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