BIOTIC Species Information for Lithophyllum incrustans
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Researched byDr Keith Hiscock Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Yvonne Chamberlain
General Biology
Growth formCrustose hard
Feeding methodPhotoautotroph
Mobility/MovementPermanent attachment
Environmental positionEpilithic
Typical food typesNot relevant HabitAttached
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityNone (< 10 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeMedium-large(21-50cm)
HeightInsufficient information Growth Rate<7 mm/year
Adult dispersal potentialNone DependencyIndependent
SociabilityColonial
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationDominant in rockpools and over much of the lower shore and sublittoral fringe at least. Covers the surface of rocks under canopies of algae.
Biology References Littler, 1972, Irvine & Chamberlain, 1994,
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