Accepted scientific name:
Crisia cribraria Stimpson, 1854 (accepted name) 4 literature references for Crisia cribraria Stimpson, 1854
Synonyms: -
Common names: -
Classification:
Animalia
Phylum Bryozoa
Class Stenolaemata
Order Cyclostomatida
Family Crisiidae
Genus Crisia
Distribution: North West Atlantic; 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: north of Cape Cod in the western Atlantic
Habitat: sublittoral; sessile, colonial on hard substratum epifauna in the marine environment
Dimensions: colony developing dense, bushy tufts, up to 3 cm high
Source database: WoRMS Bryozoa, Dec 2010
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Bock, P., 22-Mar-2010
Online resource: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159822
CoL taxon LSID: urn:lsid:catalogueoflife.org:taxon:d09c4251-2dc5-11e0-98c6-2ce70255a436:col20110201