BIOTIC Species Information for Botryllus schlosseri
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
General Biology
Growth formCushion
Crustose soft
Feeding methodPassive suspension feeder
Active suspension feeder
Mobility/MovementPermanent attachment
Environmental positionEpifaunal
Epilithic
Typical food typesSuspended particulates. HabitAttached
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeMedium(11-20 cm)
Height Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potential100-1000m DependencyIndependent
SociabilityColonial
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationColonies that encrust algae may completely cover their substratum and appear pendant-like. Provides a source of food for cowries (Trivia spp.).
Biology References Chadwick-Furman & Weissman, 1995, Berril, 1950,
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