Clumps of F. foliacea form a rich and diverse microhabitat, which provides a reasonably stable and perennial substrate for epizoobionts including other bryozoans species (e.g. Bugula, Scrupcellaria, Crisia and commonly Electra pilsoa). In the North Sea, the epizoobionts of F. foliacea can be divided into two distinct assemblages. In the northern North Sea, the assemblages are characterised by Amphiblestrum flemingii, Callopora dumerilii and Tricellaria ternate, while southern assemblages are characterised by Electra pilosa and Plagioecia patina. (Bitschofsky et al. 2011) Various predators, including sea urchins (Psammechinus miliaris), crabs, nudibranchs and pycnogonids (Achelia echinata), feed on F. foliacea and its associated epifauna.
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