Accepted scientific name:
Lichenopora verrucaria (O. Fabricius, 1780) (accepted name) 8 literature references for Lichenopora verrucaria (O. Fabricius, 1780)
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Common names: -
Phylum Bryozoa
Class Stenolaemata
Order Cyclostomatida
Family Lichenoporidae
Genus Lichenopora
Distribution: European waters (ERMS scope); North West Atlantic; British Isles; Dutch Exclusive Economic Zone; Cobscook Bay; Zandvoort; Ijmuiden; Den Helder; Ijmuiden; Gulf of Maine
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: Gulf of St. Lawrence (unspecified region), southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: eastern Bradelle Valley), lower St. Lawrence estuary, Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the Northumberland Strait and Georges Bay to the Canso Strait causeway), Middle North Shore (from Sept- Iles to Cape Whittle, including the Cape Breton Channel), lower North Shore; western slope of Newfoundland, including the southern part of the Strait of Belle Isle but excluding the upper 50m in the area southwest of Newfoundland; Cobscook Bay
Habitat: infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary
Source database: WoRMS Bryozoa, Dec 2010
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Hayward, P., 21-Dec-2004
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