BIOTIC Species Information for Dysidea fragilis
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Researched bySean Lindsley-Leake Data supplied byMarLIN
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General Biology
Growth formCrustose soft
Massive
Cushion
Feeding methodActive suspension feeder
Mobility/MovementPermanent attachment
Environmental positionEpilithic
Typical food typesFine suspended organic matter. HabitAttached
Bioturbator FlexibilityLow (10-45 degrees)
FragilityFragile SizeMedium(11-20 cm)
Height15cm Growth Rate
Adult dispersal potential DependencyIndependent
SociabilityColonial
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationIt may be thinly encrusting or cushion to massive lobose in form. It is usually less than 15 cm across but can be greater than this in tidal, rocky estuaries.
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