Bleeding teeth bryozoan
(Canu & Bassler, 1923)
Bryozoans. Thin, encrusting colonies are red
to pink and occassionally
gold. In natural light usually fluoresce pale green. Calcified,
relatively large, tooth-shaped zooid chambers give the surface of the
colony a beaded texture.
Habitat environment and ecology
Inhabits reefs. Encrust in protected areas, such as around bases of
coral heads, in crevious and recesses, under ledge overhangs and in
depressions on walls.
[Niels Schrieken, march 2015]; [Marco Faasse, march 2015]
- Humann, P. (2001). Reef Creature Identification: Florida, Caribbean,
Bahamas Author: Paul Humann, Publisher: New World Publications Pages: 4.