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Membranipora membranacea

Observed: 11th January 2013 By: Sara GarciaSara Garcia’s reputation in InvertebratesSara Garcia’s reputation in InvertebratesSara Garcia’s reputation in Invertebrates
Membranipora membranacea
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gramandy's picture

you....

...really need to qualify this with hand lens observations -
did it have tower cells?
were there blunt bristles at the end of each zooid?
did it feel chalky?

Having said all that you are probably right as a) encrusting b) looks like it's habitat is on a laminaria shaft?

It could still be one of the Electra species.
Here in North-east Kent we tend to get Electra pilosa - hairy sea-mat (again tend to be on laminarians) - these have spines at one end.

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Thank you for your info. It

Thank you for your info.
It was encrusted on laminaria quite extensively. It didn't look like it had any sort of spines.
I plan to go back to this location soo, so I will take a sample and take photos through the microscope. I'll post them here.

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