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Amathia distans   Busk, 1886

white bushy bryozoan

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Amathia distans  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gymnolaemata | Ctenostomata | Vesiculariidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Sessile; depth range 1 - 145 m (Ref. 86508).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Native in Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean, introduced in Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 3248)

Short description Morphology

Fragile; colonies erect with many free branches. Dichotomously branching in series of two with thin stolon. Usually grows to a height of 4 to 5 cm. Transparent colonies in pale yellow to brown.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth range reported from Colombia (Ref. 86508). Epibenthic, encrusting (Ref. 116066). In cool temperate to tropical waters (Ref. 874). Grows on varied surfaces: other bryozoans, algae, seagrasses, oyster valves, sandstone boulders, dock, pilings, breakwaters and man-made debris (Ref. 83404). Members of the phylum Bryozoa are hermaphroditic. Both fertilization and egg brooding may either be internal or external (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the phylum Bryozoa are hermaphroditic. Both fertilization and egg brooding may either be internal or external.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Soule, J.D. 1963. (Ref. 874)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21.8 - 28.7, mean 26.9 (based on 1800 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown