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Cellaria sinuosa (Hassall, 1840)

Sinuous cellaria

Cellaria sinuosa

Camaret, France, 12 meters, ML

Description

Cellaria sinuosa is a bryozoan forming ivory colonies of up to 10 cm high. They have a bushy shape with cylindrical branches divided in a dichotomic way. Each branches develop from a dark joint giving the colony an articulated appearance. They are covered on the whole surface with zooids regularly set in longitudinal series. The whitish lophophores are quite invisible to the eye. Colonies live attached to rocks, gravels or shells between 10 and 100 meters deep.

Distribution

Cellaria sinuosa is reported in the Atlantic Ocean, the Englih Channel, the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

Image satellite: © Esri, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, Earthstar Geographics, CNES/Airbus DS, USDA, USGS, AeroGRID, IGN, and the GIS User Community.

Données de distribution : Cellaria sinuosa (Hassall, 1840) in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-09-29.

Classification

Source : World Register of Marine Species


Biota (Superdomain)
Animalia (Kingdom)
Bryozoa (Phylum)
Gymnolaemata (Class)
Cheilostomatida (Order)
Flustrina (Suborder)
Cellarioidea (Superfamily)
Cellariidae (Family)
Cellaria (Genus)
Cellaria sinuosa (Species)

Page glossary

Dichotomic : divided in two, in 'Y' shape.

Zooid : individual, single animal.

Lophophores : crown of tentacles.

Authors

Text : Anne Bay-Nouailhat © 2007 - 2020.

Photos : © Maurice Loir. Published with his kind permission.
Websites and reference works : Consult bibliography

Image satellite: © Esri, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, Earthstar Geographics, CNES/Airbus DS, USDA, USGS, AeroGRID, IGN, and the GIS User Community.

Données de distribution : Cellaria sinuosa (Hassall, 1840) in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-09-29.

How to cite this page

Bay-Nouailhat A., October 2007, Description of Cellaria sinuosa, [On line] http://european-marine-life.org/17/cellaria-sinuosa.php, consulted on 2020 September 29.

Author

Photographie de Anne Bay-Nouailhat

Anne Bay-Nouailhat

Project manager in marine environment
Professional diver - Naturalist

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