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Celleporaria pilaefera
Image courtesy of Linda McCann, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Images from McCann et al. (2007) show (A) a colony encrusting a hydroid stem, (B) a group of frontally budded zooids, (C) three recently budded zooids and (D) a close-up of the zooid orifice.
Celleporaria pilaefera
Taxonomic Group: Bryozoans

Overview:

The encrusting bryozoan Celleporaria pilaefera has a broad range spanning the Indo-Pacific, including Mauritius, the Red Sea, India, the Philippines, and Vanuatu. In 2002, it was found growing in Jacksonville, Florida and other introduced populations have been reported from Malta, New Zealand, and Hawaii. It is known from coral reefs, oyster aquaculture cages, fouling plates and ships' hulls. No economic or ecological impacts have been reported for C. pilaefera.

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Citation:

Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
http://invasions.si.edu/nemesis/.
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