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Cheilostomata anasca

 
Cheilostomata anasca
Aetea crosslandi

Aetea crosslandi (Waters, 1910)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Acanthodesia limosa

Acanthodesia limosa (Waters)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Antropora granulifera

Antropora granulifera (Hincks, 1880)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Antropora marginella

Antropora marginella ()
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Nellia tenuis

Nellia tenuis (Harmer, 1926)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Vibracellina vaitor

Vibracellina vaitor (Canu & Bassler, 1929)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Canda arachnoides

Canda arachnoides (Busk, 1852) IMG
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Canda pecten

Canda pecten (Thornely, 1907. Tilbrook, 2006)
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Description: fans to 4 cm. Fine reddish-tan lattice.
Biology: on well encrusted surfaces, primarily in caves or under overhangs. Many similar species.
Source: Collins p279; [vine 1986] p179 .
Remarks: I found this species in Dahab - gulf of Aquaba - in divesite Caves in the back right of the rightmost cave. During this dive I explored the floor and lower walls of the cave, but not the ceiling. I did a similar search in the left cave, but did not find this species there. I also did not find it during 13 other one hour plus dives searching for bryozoa around and south of Dahab.
Marine biologist Christian Alter of the RSEC in Dahab was kind enough to provide me with the species identification.
Please see more and larger photos here.
Chaperina tropica

Chaperina tropica (Waters, 1909)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Steginoporella simplexpecies

Steginoporella simplex (Harmer, 1900)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .(wrong in Vines)
Thalamopella gothica indica

Thalamopella gothica indica ()
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Thalamopella rozieri

Thalamopella rozieri (Audouin, 1826)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Scrupocellaria diadema

Scrupocellaria diadema (Busk, 1852)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Scrupocellaria jolloisii

Scrupocellaria jolloisii (Audouin, 1826)
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Description: Forms fan-shaped colonies which may be ip to about 3 cm in height. Zooecia have a small spine at each upper corner and a stout one which projects across the middle. It occurs on dead coral, frequently at the undersides of platy corals
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Scrupocellaria longispinosa

Scrupocellaria longispinosa (Harmer, 1926)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Scrupocellaria obtecta

Scrupocellaria obtecta (Haswell, 1881)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Scrupocellaria serrata

Scrupocellaria serrata (Waters, 1909)
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Description: forms narrow branches.
Biology: It occurs throughout the Red Sea and the Gulf of Suez.
Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Scrupocellaria spatulata

Scrupocellaria spatulata (d'Orbigny, 1851)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Setosellina coronata

Setosellina coronata (Harmer, 1926)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Smittipora cordiformis

Smittipora cordiformis (Harmer, 1926)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Labioporella creulata

Labioporella creulata ()
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Beania cupulariensis

Beania cupulariensis (Osburn, 1914)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Beania mirabilis

Beania mirabilis (Johnston, 1840)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Beania discodermiae

Beania discodermiae (Ortmann, 1890)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Bugula robusta

Bugula robusta (MacGillivray, 1869)
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Description: Forms bifurcating branches. Long, beaked avicularium grows from tubular bases close to proximal end of zoecium. Globular ovicell attached to side of zoecium
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Bugula vectifera

Bugula vectifera (Harmer, 1926)
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Source: [Sternhell 2002] p221,
Membranipora savartii

Membranipora savartii (Audouin, 1926)
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Description: Forms mat-like encustrations spreading over the surface of the substrate which may consist of any hard surface, often on molluscan shells
M. savartii forms encrusting colonies that may be one or more layers thick. Zooid shape varies from elongate to rectangular or quadrangular. Individuals measure an average of 0.27 X 0.55 mm. A variable denticulated (toothed) shelf is formed under the proximal half of the frontal surface. Proximal teeth are variable in number or absent. Zooid walls are heavily calcified and have fine tubercles. No avicularia are present. Biology: M. savartii is highly cosmopolitan in warm water areas. In the western Atlantic, it ranges from the Carolinas to Brazil, including Florida, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean
Individual zooids measure an average of 0.27 X 0.55 mm.
No ovicells are present in this species. Like other membraniporids, Membranipora savartii spawns small eggs which develop into planktonic cyphonautes larvae.
M. savartii was typically collected in areas where salinity exceeded 30 (Winston 1995)
M. savartii, like all bryozoans, is a suspension feeder. Each individual zooid in a colony has ciliated tentacles that are extended to filter phytoplankton less than 0.05 mm in size (about 1/1800 of an inch) from the water column. Bullivant (1967; 1968) showed that the average individual zooid in a colony can clear 8.8 ml of water per day.
M. savartii was typically found on dead shells and rock substrata at all locations (Winston 1982)
Source: [vine 1986] p178, [Smithsonian]
Membraniporella aragoi

Membraniporella aragoi ()
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Cribrillina radiata

Cribrillina radiata (Moll, )
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .
Reginella floridana

Reginella floridana (Smitt, 1873)
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Source: [vine 1986] p179 .