Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States: Erect Bryozoa

Ryland, John S. and Hayward, Peter J. (1991) Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States: Erect Bryozoa. NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 99)

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Abstract

Forty-nine species of erect Bryozoa from a broad range of Cyclostome, Ctenostome, and Cheilostome families are described and illustrated, and an artificial dichotomous key is provided for their identification. In general, the marine bryozoan faunas of the northeastern coasts of the United States are poorly known; species records are sparse and voucher collections few, and it is certain that many more species occur in this region than are presently known. The species described here occur in intertidal, coastal or offshore habitats; some are well known and have been recorded on numerous previous occasions, others have been only rarely reported, while a few are known to occur commonly in the north of the region but have yet to be recorded south of Cape Cod. Some of the species described have not been recorded at all on northeastern coasts of the United States, but are widely distributed in North Atlantic continental shelf habitats and perhaps occur in similar parts of the outer shelf of this region. This fauna is thus provisional, but is intended to stimulate further work on the Bryozoa. (PDF file contains 52 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States: Erect Bryozoa
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Ryland, John S.
Hayward, Peter J.
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS
Number: 99
Date: 1991
Publisher: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Ecology
Fisheries
Biology
Item ID: 2716
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2009 02:07
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:31
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2716

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