Accepted scientific name:
Scrupocellaria scabra (van Beneden, 1848) (accepted name) 6 literature references for Scrupocellaria scabra (van Beneden, 1848)
Synonyms: -
Infraspecific taxon: Scrupocellaria scabra paenulata Norman, 1903
Common names: -
Phylum Bryozoa
Class Gymnolaemata
Order Cheilostomatida
Family Candidae
Genus Scrupocellaria
Distribution: European waters (ERMS scope); North West Atlantic; Dutch Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Coast; Dutch Coast
Additional data: Diet: Small microorganisms, including diatoms and other unicellular 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), lower North Shore, southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: eastern Bradelle Valley), lower St. Lawrence estuary, downstream part of middle 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 to Mingan Islands); south of Cape Cod
Habitat: intertidal and infralittoral of the Gulf and estuary
Dimensions: up to 2 cm tall
Source database: WoRMS Bryozoa, Dec 2010
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Gordon, D., 01-Feb-2005
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