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Calpensia nobilis

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lexID:
6208 
AphiaID:
111425 
Scientific:
Calpensia nobilis 
German:
Edles Krusten-Moostierchen 
English:
Bryozoan 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Bryozoa (Phylum) > Gymnolaemata (Class) > Cheilostomatida (Order) > Microporidae (Family) > Calpensia (Genus) > nobilis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Esper, ), 1796 
Occurrence:
Atlantique Est, littoraux européens, Méditerranée 
Size:
bis zu 10cm 
Temperature:
10°C - 20°C 
Food:
plancton 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-10-13 13:19:32 

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Calpensia nobilis (Esper, 1796)

Calpensia nobilis is an encrusting bryozoan, found in warm temperate waters,is present throughout the Mediterranean and in the eastern Atlantic. Its northerly limit seems to be the Channel Islands.

The colonies form thin, flattened broad sheets, or thick cylindrical incrustations. The colonies are pale brown in colour and often very extensive, up to 10 cm2 or more. Successive growth may produce colonies which are composed of many layers of autozooids. Autozooids are rectangular and are arranged in a regular linear series. They are typically 0.7 – 0.8 by 0.30 – 0.4 mm.

The species lives on shells, stones and various organic substrates (on Posidonia seagrass). It ranges from 10 to 60 m, but is rarely found deeper.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) >Bryozoa (Phylum) > Gymnolaemata (Class) > Cheilostomatida (Order) > Neocheilostomatina (Suborder) > Flustrina (Infraorder) > Microporoidea (Superfamily) > Microporidae (Family) > Calpensia (Genus)

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