Lichenopora verrucaria (Fabricius, 1780)
Phylum Bryozoa (Ectoprocta)
|Lichenopora verrucaria (tentatively identified) is the central, whitest bryozoan colony to the right in the aperture of this moon snail. The colony above it is Cauloramphus spiniferum and the larger colony to the right is tentatively Lichenopora novae-zelandiae. 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 novo-zelandiae has tubes many of in regular rows and adhered to one another out to their tips.
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