Paludicella articulata

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The first impression of P. articulata is a fine brownish bushy growth without a clear structure.
in this picture there is also an assel.

Paludicella articulata

Specially if some sediment covers a colony it is easy to overlook a colony. They favor hidden locations and take to the fall to grow to significant size.

Paludicella articulata

This picture of a young crawling colony show how beautiful the species is.

Paludicella articulata

P. articulata seems to prefer to grow in this type of bushy colonies. This colony is partially covered in ciliates (small white dots). Also several colonies Synanthera socialis (radiates) can be seen as round shapes.

Paludicella articulata

This picture was taken end of October and shows a P. articulata colony of significant size. As a comparison the bivalve on the picture are zebramussles of 2 to 3 cm.

Paludicella articulata