Membranipora membranacea (Linnaeus, 1767)

Lacy Crust Bryozoan

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Non-chordate Invertebrate

Sublevel 2: Invertebrate with bilateral symmetry

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Phylum: Bryozoa

Class: Gymnolaemata

Order: Cheilostomata

Family: Membraniporidae

Genus: Membranipora

Species: Membranipora membranacea

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Introduced

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: Yes

Listing:
Guide to Marine Invaders in the Gulf of ME: Established Invasives
MA Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan (2002): Marine species

Rarity Designations: None

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

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