BIOTIC Species Information for Flustra foliacea
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Taxonomy
Scientific nameFlustra foliacea Common nameHornwrack
MCS CodeY187 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumBryozoa Subphylum
Superclass ClassGymnolaemata
Subclass OrderCheilostomatida
SuborderNeocheilostomatina FamilyFlustridae
GenusFlustra Speciesfoliacea
Subspecies   

Additional InformationFlustra foliacea forms only a flat incrustation during its first year of growth, erect growth occurs in subsequent years. Fronds can often be encrusted by other bryozoans, hydroids and sedentary polychaetes.
Taxonomy References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, Fish & Fish, 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1998, Ryland, 1970, Ryland, 1967,
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