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Lacy Crust Bryozoan

Membranopora membranacea

Microscopic organisms known as Lacy Crust BryozoanMax Size: Individuals are typically 0.42 x 0.13 mm in size
Habitat: Can be found encrusted on surfaces and structures in the estuary, including other organisms
Diet: Plankton








Fun Facts:

  • Bryozoans are capable of reproducing asexually by budding off new zooids, which is how most bryozoan colonies tend to increase in size
  • As sessile filter-feeding organisms, bryozoans compete for space and food with other species in the river, including tunicates and sponges