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Virididentula dentata

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Copyright Keoki Stender, Foto aus Hawaii

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lexID:
9066 
Scientific:
Virididentula dentata 
German:
Moostierchen 
English:
Blue bryozoa, moss animals 
Category:
Mszywioły 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Bryozoa (Phylum) > Gymnolaemata (Class) > Cheilostomatida (Order) > Bugulidae (Family) > Virididentula (Genus) > dentata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamouroux, 1816) 
Occurrence:
Hawaii, New Zealand, Indonesia, New Caledonia, South-Africa, Indo Pacific 
Size:
10 cm - 50 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, Fitoplankton, glony, zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Wyłącznie dla ekspertów! Bardzo trudny w hodowli! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
non-toxic 
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Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2015-12-23 15:33:42 

Husbandry

(Lamouroux, 1816)

Very special thanks for thr first photo of
Virididentula dentata to Keoki Stender from Hawaii.
Photo: Oahu, 80 feet, uncommon on shaded surfaces exposed to current.

Virididentula dentata is widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Forms bushy tyffs that hang downwardss.Greyish but becoming deep blue when sunlit.
Zooecia rounded at their upper ends and armed with about four long spines.
Avicula commonly flanked each zooecium and resemble birds heads.
Source: eastern cape scuba diving


Synonyme:
Acamarchis dentata Lamouroux, 1816
Bugula dentata (Lamouroux, 1816)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Bryozoa (Phylum) > Gymnolaemata (Class) > Cheilostomatida (Order) > Flustrina (Suborder) > Buguloidea (Superfamily) > Bugulidae (Family) > Virididentula (Genus) > Virididentula dentata (Species)

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