Lichenopora novae-zelandiae (Busk, 1875)
Phylum Bryozoa (Ectoprocta)
|Lichenopora novae-zelandiae (tentatively identified) is the largest bryozoan colony to the right in the aperture of this moon snail. The white colony to its left is tentatively Lichenopora verrucaria and the colony above and to the left is Cauloramphus spiniferum. Shell obtained by beam trawl at 100-120 m depth, San Juan Channel|
|(Photo by: Dave Cowles, July 2007)|
How to Distinguish from Similar Species: Lichenopora verrucaria has tubes many of which are not in regular rows and not adhered to one another out to their tips.
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General Notes and
abundances, unusual behaviors:
This closeup view shows the zooids lined up in rows, with just their tips free.