APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Disporella hispida (Fleming, 1828) - A Cyclostome bryozoan (Bryozoan images)
Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- live / mammilate colony under a rock on extra low spring tide 1

Live specimen above was found under a rock on an extra low water spring tide at Albert Pier reef, Penzance, Cornwall, 11.03.20.

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- live / mammilate colony under a rock on extra low spring tide 2

Live specimen above was found under a rock on an extra low water spring tide at Marazion, Cornwall, 11.03.12.

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- mamillate colony on plastic 1

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- mamillate colony on plastic 2

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- mamillate colony on plastic 3

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- mamillate colony on plastic 4

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- mamillate colony close-up 1

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- mamillate colony close-up 2

Species found on the plastic collar of an inkwell lobster / crab pot, washed-up at Long Rock Station, Long Rock, Penzance, Cornwall. 07.01.14.

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- inside Dog Cockle valve 1

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- inside Dog Cockle valve 2

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- inside Dog Cockle valve 3

Dead specimens above were found on Dog cockle, Glycymeris glycymeris shells that were once dredged and dumped on the shore in Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall, 04.01.14.

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- mamillate colony on plastic 5

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- mamillate colony on plastic 6

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- mamillate colony on plastic 7

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- mamillate colony on plastic 8

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- mamillate colony on plastic 9

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- mamillate colony on plastic 10

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- mamillate colony on plastic 11

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- species found on plastic 1

Cyclostome bryozoan
Disporella hispida
- inside Prickly saddle oyster 1

Species found under on a plastic tray washed up at Sennen, Penwith, Cornwall. 05.01.12. Inside Prickly saddle oyster, on crab / lobster pot washed up at the same spot, 14.11.13.

Where found on plastic the species is usually dead because of dessication, although live material can be found when brough ashore during storms and on plastic or fishing gear that was once trapped on the seabed. Normally this species is only found on the shore, on and under rocks on exceedingly low spring tides.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Disporella hispida Cyclostome bryozoan Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.