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Bimeria vestita
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Bimeria vestita
Taxonomic Group: Cnidarians-Hydrozoans

Overview:

Bimeria vestita is a hydroid which lacks a planktonic medusa stage. It was first described from the Firth of Forth, Scotland, but is known from both sides of the Atlantic (from South Carolina to Argentina, and Scotland to South Africa), the Mediterranean and Black Seas, the Indian Ocean, and the East Pacific from Mexico to Chile. It is a recent introduction in San Francisco Bay, California and Oahu, Hawaii. It grows on a variety of substrates, including seaweeds, other fouling organisms, rocks, shells, pilings, and buoys. No known impacts have been reported from its introduced range.

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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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