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Conopeum tenuissimum
Image courtesy of Melissa Frey, Royal BC Museum, Conopeum sp.
Conopeum tenuissimum
Taxonomic Group: Bryozoans


The bryozoan Conopeum tenuissimum forms white crusts and occurs on docks, pilings, oysters, seagrasses, and other surfaces in estuarine habitats. It is believed to be native to the Western Atlantic, where it occurs from New Hampshire to the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela. It has been introduced to the West coast of the United States, West Africa and Australia. It is a common fouling organism in its introduced range, but specific economic or ecological impacts have not been reported.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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