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Created 12/18/2013

Family Schizoporellidae

HAWAII

Schizoporella errata

 

Ala Wai harbor, Oahu, 5 feet

ERRATIC BRYOZOAN

Common fouling organism on manmade surfaces in harbors and estuaries.  Forms rust-brown tubes and branches a few inches long.  Presumably introduced to Hawaii by shipping activity.  Occurs worldwide in warm and temperate seas.