Overview

Distribution

Loppens (1906) vermeldt deze soort als zeldzaam op schelpen uit de kust, maar hij kon toen niet het onderscheid maken met S. teresae, die pas in 1996 is beschreven. Leeft op stenen bij de Westhinderbank. In België zeldzaam op aangespoeld plastic (Blankenberge 15 januari 2001).
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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; Cobscook Bay
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Schizomavella auriculata ranges from the Western Isles of Scotland to western Ireland, southwest Wales, the Channel Islands and the western English Channel. The precise geographic range is uncertain owing to previous confusion of this species with Schizomavella cuspidata.

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Physical Description

Morphology

Schizomavella auriculata is an encrusting bryozoan that forms broad irregular sheets, composed of either a single or multiple layers of autozooids. Autozooids are rectangular to polygonal and convex. They are 0.4-0.7 by 0.2-0.3 mm and arranged in radiating linear series.

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Diagnostic Description

Description

Vormt een éénlagige, soms meerlagige korst. Zoïden in rechte uitstralende rijen. Zoïden 0,4 tot 0,7 mm lang, hoekig en convex. Opening druppelvormig, distaal het breedst, met in de proximale rand een ondiepe sinus. De scharnierpunten hebben aan hun distale zijde een scherpe driehoekige punt. Sommige zoïden kunnen 1 tot 3 orale stekels dragen. Het knobbelige, gelijkmatig geperforeerde frontale oppervlak heeft vaak een suboraal bultje. Avicularia vlak of schuin op het frontale oppervlak, proximaal gericht, net proximaal van de sinus. De broedkamer rust op de volgende zoïde, frontaal afgeplat, met onregelmatige poriën.
  • De Blauwe, H. (2009). Mosdiertjes van de Zuidelijke Bocht van de Noordzee. Determinatiewerk voor België en Nederland. Uitgave Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee, Oostende: 464pp.
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Ecology

Habitat

infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Depth range based on 50 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 37 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 15 - 207
  Temperature range (°C): 4.628 - 12.863
  Nitrate (umol/L): 3.145 - 23.911
  Salinity (PPS): 32.125 - 35.192
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.686 - 6.849
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.239 - 1.915
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.118 - 28.912

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 15 - 207

Temperature range (°C): 4.628 - 12.863

Nitrate (umol/L): 3.145 - 23.911

Salinity (PPS): 32.125 - 35.192

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.686 - 6.849

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.239 - 1.915

Silicate (umol/l): 2.118 - 28.912
 
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The species is able to colonise shell, other hard substrates and seagrass. It occurs in subtidal waters.

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