- Vieira, L. M.; Jones, M. E. S.; Taylor, P. D. (2014). The identity of the invasive fouling bryozoan Watersipora subtorquata (d’Orbigny) and some other congeneric species. Zootaxa. 3857(2): 151-182. 10.11646/zootaxa.3857.2.1
Watersipora complanata is an encrusting bryozoan. Colonies form broad, white spreading sheets, which may be composed of a single or multiple layers of autozooids. Autozooids are oval to hexagonal and flat. They are 0.6-0.9 by 0.3-0.5 mm.
The species is able to colonise rocks, shells and the underside of stones on the lower shore.
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