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NEMESIS includes detailed information on about 500 species of marine and estuarine of invertebrates and algae introduced to the United States. Each record contains information on taxonomy, distribution, ecology, and impacts, as well as references.

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Sinoflustra annae

Sinoflustra annae

Bryozoan
Sinoflustra annae was first described in 1953 from Balboa, Panama on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal. However, its frequent occurrence on docks and other man-made structures is strongly suggestive of ship transport and introduction in this area. An Indo-Pacific native region seems most likely, where its range includes locations on the East and West coasts of India, China and the north coast of Australia. It has been introduced to Florida, the Caribbean coast of Panama, Brazil and western Africa. It occurs in brackish water on pilings, buoys and fouling panels. No ecological or economic impacts have been reported for this species.

Daily Invader for 2022-01-12

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