Bugula neritina (Linnaeus, 1758)
branching moss worm
Bugula neritina
photo by Ulman, Aylin

Family:  Bugulidae ()
Max. size:  10 cm H (male/unsexed)
Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 0 - 320 m
Distribution:  Circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 116066. Epibenthic, encrusting, erect (Ref. 116066). Found in rocky subtidal (Ref. 116251), on giant kelp fronds, pilings, and boats hulls to a depth of 80 meters (Ref. 865). Suspension feeder (Ref. 116251). Members of the phylum Bryozoa are hermaphroditic. Both fertilization and egg brooding may either be internal or external (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Conejar - Espedido, Jeniffer - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 24.08.17

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