Lace Coral

Densipora corrugata MacGillivray, 1881

An elongated, spiral-looking colony of tiny individual animals (zooids). Bryozoan that form an encircling mass with fine ridges and rounded grooves.

Similar to Celleporaria cristata note the image below showing the differences between the two species

How to identify Densipora corrugata?

Commonly seen washed up along beaches on the stems of sea grasses it is white in colour when dead and lloks much like Celleporaria cristata but lakes the spikey features when viewed closey or zoomed in on. When alive this species is red to brown in colour

What habitats does Densipora corrugata live in?

Usually found on the stems of the seagrass Amphibolis antarctica. It occurs in shallow water, and is often found washed up on the beach

What is the distribution of Densipora corrugata?

Southern Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Densipora corrugata grow?

Colony can grow to about 10 mm long

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