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   Zoobotryon verticillatum (bryozoan)
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    Zoobotryon verticillatum can have ecological and economical impacts due to its capacity to expand in an aggressive way (Gossett et al., 2004): it has been reported to cause the collapse of eelgrass cover when proliferating in summer (Williams, 2007). It can also (i) affect navigation when fouling on submerged structures; (ii) cause clogs in industrial seawater pipes (Fox, 2001) and; (iii) affect fishing by fouling on fishing gear (Elkhorn Slough Research, 2002).

    No Impact information recorded for Zoobotryon verticillatum

ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland