Lanceopora smeatoni

Lanceopora smeatoni

Size: 3 cm diameter

Distribution: SA gulf waters and northern Kangaroo Island

Habitat: Gravel and rocky substrate

Depth: 2 to 10+ metres

This distinctive fan-shaped bryozoan grows on a short hollow stalk and is orange in colour. Found only in South Australia, it attaches to rocky or gravel substrate. This species can deflate its stalk if disturbed, coming to rest flat against the seafloor.