Dentate moss animal -

Have you spotted? Dentate moss animal

NAME: Dentate moss animal (Bugula dentata)

SIZE: Colony 50mm in length.

DISTRIBUTION: Cape Peninsula to Sodwana Bay in 5-35m. Also Indo-Pacific and Brazil.

DESCRIPTION: Colony grows like a spiral wiry bush. Colour grey but blue when torch- or sunlit.

NATURAL HISTORY: Tends to be found hanging downwards on vertical walls.

Familiarize yourself with these interesting creatures and other marine animals for your next dive. For more information grab a copy of this book “A Field Guide to the Marine Animals of the Cape Peninsula” by Georgina Jones available in Pisces Divers.