Invasion History

First Non-native North American Tidal Record:
First Non-native West Coast Tidal Record:
First Non-native East/Gulf Coast Tidal Record:

General Invasion History:

None

North American Invasion History:


Description

None


Taxonomy

Taxonomic Tree

Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:   Bryozoa
Class:   Gymnolaemata
Order:   Ctenostomata
Suborder:   Carnosa
Superfamily:   Vesicularioidea
Family:   Vesiculariidae
Genus:   Amathia
Species:   distans

Synonyms

Amathia brasiliensis (Busk 1886, None)

Potentially Misidentified Species

Amathia pruvoti
None

Ecology

Food:

Phytoplankton, detritus

Consumers:

nudibranchs

Trophic Status:

Suspension Feeder

SusFed

Habitats

General HabitatCoarse Woody DebrisNone
General HabitatMarinas & DocksNone
General HabitatRockyNone
General HabitatMangrovesNone
General HabitatVessel HullNone
Salinity RangePolyhaline18-30 PSU
Salinity RangeEuhaline30-40 PSU
Tidal RangeSubtidalNone
Vertical HabitatEpibenthicNone


Tolerances and Life History Parameters

Broad Temperature RangeNoneWarm temperate-Tropical
Broad Salinity RangeNonePolyhaline-Euhaline

General Impacts


Regional Distribution Map

Bioregion Region Name Year Invasion Status Population Status
CAR-I Northern Yucatan, Gulf of Mexico, Florida Straits, to Middle Eastern Florida 1940 Crypto Estab
CAR-VII Cape Hatteras to Mid-East Florida 1958 Crypto Estab
NEP-VIII None 1977 Crypto Estab
CIO-I None 0 Crypto Estab
NWP-3a None 0 Crypto Estab
CIO-II None 0 Crypto Estab
SA-II None 1937 Crypto Estab
SA-III None 1886 Crypto Estab
CAR-IV None 1940 Crypto Estab
NEP-VI Pt. Conception to Southern Baja California 0 Crypto Estab
NEP-VII None 1953 Crypto Estab
CAR-II None 0 Crypto Estab
NWP-3b None 0 Crypto Estab
MED-II None 0 Crypto Estab
RS-3 None 0 Crypto Estab
RS-2 None 0 Crypto Estab
RS-1 None 0 Crypto Estab
EAS-II None 1915 Crypto Estab
AUS-VIII None 1915 Def Estab
AUS-VII None 1889 Def Estab
CAR-III None 0 Crypto Estab
AUS-X None 1998 Def Estab
NEA-V None 1993 Crypto Estab
NWP-4a None 0 Crypto Estab
WA-I None 0 Crypto Estab
WA-II None 1946 Crypto Estab
SP-XXI None 1935 Def Estab
SP-XII None 2001 Def Estab
AUS-II None 1999 Def Estab
SP-XIII None 2007 Def Estab

Occurrence Map

OCC_ID Author Year Date Locality Status Latitude Longitude

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