A checklist of marine bryozoan taxa in Scottish sea regions

Sally Rouse, Jennifer Loxton, Mary E. Spencer Jones, Joanne S. Porter

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    Abstract

    Contemporary and historical bryozoan records were compiled to provide a comprehensive checklist of species in Scottish waters. The checklist comprises 218 species in 58 families, with representatives from each of the extant bryozoan orders. The fauna was relatively sparse compared to other regions for which bryozoan checklists were available e.g. New Zealand and Australia. Six non-indigenous bryozoan species from the Scottish seas region were included in the checklist. Baseline information on species distributions, such as that presented in this checklist, can be used to monitor and manage the impact of human activities
    on the marine environment, and ultimately preserve marine biodiversity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)135-149
    Number of pages15
    JournalZooKeys
    Volume787
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2018

    Keywords

    • Bryozoa
    • distribution
    • non-indigenous species
    • Scotland

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    Rouse, S., Loxton, J., Spencer Jones, M. E., & Porter, J. S. (2018). A checklist of marine bryozoan taxa in Scottish sea regions. ZooKeys, 787, 135-149. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.787.24647