Bugula neritina Red Bushy Bryozoan, Neritic moss animal
Bugula neritinais commonly referred to as Red Bushy Bryozoan, Neritic moss animal. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
- Bugula neritina
- Rotes Büschel-Moostierchen
- Red Bushy Bryozoan, Neritic Moss Animal
- Family tree:
- Animalia (Kingdom) > Bryozoa (Phylum) > Gymnolaemata (Class) > Cheilostomatida (Order) > Bugulidae (Family) > Bugula (Genus) > neritina (Species)
- Initial determination:
- (Linnaeus, ), 1758
- the North Sea, Arabian Sea, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, cosmopolitan species, European Coasts, Gulf of California, Invasive Species, Japan, New Zealand, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific (Ocean), South Atlantic, South-Africa, South-Pazific, Spain, the British Isles, the Caribbean, USA
- Sea depth:
- 1 - 20 Meter
- 8,0 cm
- 37.4 °F - 80.6 °F (3°C - 27°C)
- Suspension feeder
- Not suitable for aquarium keeping
- Not available as offspring
- Toxic hazard unknown
- Not evaluated
- Red List:
- Not evaluated (NE)
- Related species at
Catalog of Life:
- Meerwasser-Lexikon Team
- 2017-08-11 19:29:32
- 2017-08-12 20:35:44
Bugula neritina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bugula neritina is an erect, arborescent bryozoan whose colonies form brown or reddish tufts up to 8 cm high. This species colonises a range of substrates including pier piles, ships’ hulls, buoys.
Throughout warm-temperate and subtropical coastal waters of the world and is considered a troubling fouling organism.
Bugula neritina is of interest from a drug discovery perspective because it produces the bryostatins, which are under investigation as possible therapies for cance] and Alzheimer's disease.
Sertularia neritina Linnaeus, 1758
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Bryozoa (Phylum) > Gymnolaemata (Class) > Cheilostomatida (Order) > Flustrina (Suborder) > Buguloidea (Superfamily) > Bugulidae (Family) > Bugula (Genus) > Bugula neritina (Species)
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