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Bugulina stolonifera
VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2022). Bugulina stolonifera. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria = Non-indigenous species from the Belgian part of the North Sea and estuaria. VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (VLIZ): Oostende. Diff. pag. pp.
Part of: Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria = Non-indigenous species from the Belgian part of the North Sea and estuaria. VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (VLIZ): Ostend. , more
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VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2020). Bugulina stolonifera - Vogelkopmosdiertje, in: Verleye, T. et al. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria. VLIZ Special Publication, 86: pp. 351-356, more

Keyword
    Bugulina stolonifera (Ryland, 1960) [WoRMS]

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  • Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria, more

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  • VLIZ Alien Species Consortium, more

Abstract
    The area of origin of Bugulina stolonifera is unknown. The species is recognised globally as an alien species part of the biofouling community on ship hulls. The first European observation dates back to 1960, in Great Britain. In 1976, the species was first observed in Belgium in the Sluice Dock of Ostend. Later, it was found in the Port of Ostend and Zeebrugge and on beachheads in Koksijde. B. stolonifera appears to be resistant to low and varying salinities and pollution, which allows it to thrive in ports.

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