Overview

Distribution

Leeft op stenen op de Hinderbanken, dode kolonies werden daar ook aangetroffen op schelpkleppen. Algemeen op aangespoeld plastic, minder op riemwiervoetjes (De Blauwe, 2005). In Nederland gemeld op aangespoeld kurk in Scheveningen (Lacourt, 1949). Te Westkapelle aangespoeld op plastic in 2004.
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© WoRMS for SMEBD

Source: World Register of Marine Species

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Chorizopora brongniartii is abundant off all British coasts. It is widespread in both temperate and tropical shelf waters, however the species shows marked variation in size and zooid morphology over its geographical range. Tilbrook (2006) suggested that a more thorough examination of the material assigned to C. brongniartii may illuminate geographical variations in this species, or a species complex of geographically and morphologically distinct species.

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© Natural History Museum, London

Source: Bryozoa of the British Isles

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Physical Description

Morphology

Chorizopora brongniartii is an encrusting bryozoan that forms broad, spreading sheets. The species is thin and translucent, and often it is only when dried that it is clearly visible. Autozooids are oval, occasionally pear-shaped or irregular, broadening at the distal end (furthest from the colony origin). They range in size from 0.45-0.6 by 0.25-0.3 mm.

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© Natural History Museum, London

Source: Bryozoa of the British Isles

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Diagnostic Description

Description

Vormt uitgebreide dunne korsten. Zoïden 0,4-0,6 mm lang, ovaal tot peervormig, vlak of wat convex. Zoïden staan iets uiteen en zijn met elkaar verbonden met korte buisjes. Tussen de buisjes en de zoïden is vaak het substraat zichtbaar. Frontaal oppervlak glasachtig en doorschijnend, later wit, niet geperforeerd. Dwarse lijnen of ribben kunnen op het oppervlak voorkomen, alsook een conisch centraal bultje. Opening D-vormig. Avicularia klein, elliptisch, mandibel driehoekig en distaal gericht, haast altijd in het verlengde van een zoïde of distaal op een broedkamer. Broedkamers langwerpig bolvormig. Embryo’s rood. Ancestrula ovaal met D-vormige opening, met 4 frontale en 4 orale stekels.
  • 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.
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0)

© WoRMS for SMEBD

Source: World Register of Marine Species

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 21 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 12 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 15 - 96
  Temperature range (°C): 9.899 - 25.301
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.120 - 6.576
  Salinity (PPS): 34.652 - 39.053
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.686 - 6.328
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.131 - 0.682
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.247 - 5.963

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 15 - 96

Temperature range (°C): 9.899 - 25.301

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.120 - 6.576

Salinity (PPS): 34.652 - 39.053

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.686 - 6.328

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.131 - 0.682

Silicate (umol/l): 1.247 - 5.963
 
Note: this information has not been validated. Check this *note*. Your feedback is most welcome.

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

The species is typically found on hard substrates, especially shell, but it is also able to colonise calcareous algae and Posidonia seagrass. It is found in subtidal waters down to at least 100 m, and can be the most abundant species on offshore shell banks.

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© Natural History Museum, London

Source: Bryozoa of the British Isles

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!