Membranipora membranacea (Linnaeus, 1767)

Membranipora membranacea is a cosmopolitan shallow-water species, found encrusting fronds of kelp, such as Ecklonia or Macrocystis. The first illustration is of a sample which has had the cuticle removed, and the colony has partially collapsed, showing the uncalcified sections of the lateral walls.

Membranipora membranacea SEM

Membranipora membranacea photo

Membranipora membranacea photo

Membranipora membranacea photo

Thanks to Jan Watson for the colour photo, and to Dennis Gordon for the last two SEM's.

Original description: Flustra membranacea Linnaeus 1767.
Locality: Baltic Sea
Type specimen:


CLIPPINGS

Flustra membranacea Linnaeus 1767

Membranipora membranacea Linnaeus 1767: Jelly, 1889 Membranipora membranacea Linnaeus 1767: Jelly, 1889 Membranipora membranacea Linnaeus 1767: Jelly, 1889 Membranipora membranacea Linnaeus 1767: Jelly, 1889

LINKS

Membranipora membranacea - EoL (Encyclopedia of Life).

Membranipora membranacea - WoRMS.

Membranipora membranacea at Discover Life.

Membranipora membranacea at APhotoMarine (Tower zooids!).

Membranipora membranacea at Bryozoans of the British Isles.

Membranipora membranacea at Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland, Ulster Museum.

Membranipora membranacea at Calphotos (Twinned ancestrulae!).


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Edited by Phil Bock
Modified on 7th July 2011
Modified on 28/8/2017 (links updated)
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