Animal Species:Blue-green Bryozoan

The Blue-green Bryozoan is one of the more common species of bryozoans found in sheltered rocky areas.

Blue-green Bryozoan

Dr Isobel Bennett © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Blue-green Bryozoan

Identification

The zooids of this bryozoan are arranged in pairs and line up end to end. This gives the Blue-green Bryozoan colony a plant-like appearance, particularly as the zooids do not have reinforced walls and the colony is moved by wave motion.

Classification

Species:
dentata
Genus:
Bugula
Family:
Bugulidae
Order:
Cheilostomata
Class:
Gymnolaemata
Phylum:
Bryozoa
Kingdom:
Animalia

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