Gephyrotes nitidopunctata

General description: 

Gephyrotes nitidopunctata is an encrusting bryozoan that forms small irregular patch-like colonies. Autozooids are in a regular arrangement. They are oval and convex, with a raised surface.

The species is able to colonise hard substrates such as shells, stones and Polychaete tubes. It is found in offshore subtidal waters at depths of 60 – 100 metres

Gephyrotes nitidopunctata is essentially an Arctic species that occurs in the fjords of west Norway and on the coasts of Greenland and the Faroe Isles. In Britain, it may be present in the deep waters off Shetland or the Western Isles.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith