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Membranipora membranacea   (Linnaeus, 1767)

kelp encrusting Bryozoan

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Membranipora membranacea   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gymnolaemata | Cheilostomata | Membraniporidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Sessile; depth range 0 - 28 m (Ref. 865).  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Size refers to diameter (Ref. 865). Found on Laminaria fronds and holdfast and on rocks (Ref. 1442). An epibenthic suspension/filter feeder; omnivorous, thrives on particulate organic matter and phytoplankton (Ref. 93816). Members of the phylum Bryozoa are hermaphroditic. Both fertilization and egg brooding may either be internal or external (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the phylum Bryozoa are hermaphroditic. Both fertilization and egg brooding may either be internal or external.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Hayward, P.J. 1971. (Ref. 1442)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 8.1 - 16.1, mean 10.7 (based on 1053 cells; Ref. 115970).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown