Accepted scientific name:
Dendrobeania fruticosa (Packard, 1863) (accepted name) 3 literature references for Dendrobeania fruticosa (Packard, 1863)
Synonyms: -
Infraspecific taxon: Dendrobeania fruticosa quadridentata (Loven, 1834)
Common names: -
Phylum Bryozoa
Class Gymnolaemata
Order Cheilostomatida
Family Bugulidae
Genus Dendrobeania
Distribution: European waters (ERMS scope); North West Atlantic; Gulf of Maine; Canada; Atlantic
Additional data: Diet: small microorganisms, including diatoms and other unicellualr algae
Reproduction: sexual and asexual; bryozoan colonies consist of replicated series of zooids, each budded asexually from a predecessor. The founding zooid metamorphoses from the sexually produced larva. Hermaphroditic.
Predators: grazing organisms such as sea urchins and fish; also subject to competition and overgrowth from sponges, algae, and tunicates
Distribution: lower North Shore
Dimensions: up to 2-3 cm high
Habitat: Known from rocky shores.
Source database: WoRMS Bryozoa, Dec 2010
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Gordon, D., 01-Feb-2005
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