International Journal of Salt Lake Research

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 71–74

Note on Zoobotryon verticillatum (Bryozoa) in a solar saltfield

  • Faith S. Coleman

DOI: 10.1023/A:1009088401641

Cite this article as:
Coleman, F.S. International Journal of Salt Lake Research (1999) 8: 71. doi:10.1023/A:1009088401641


A study at the Penrice Soda Products Saltfields revealed that a “weed” blocking siphons in the lower salinity end of the fields was a bryozoan, Zoobotryon verticillatum (della Chiaje). Further observations showed that this bryozoan grows from early October to mid June, dying off for 3 months during winter, and that it was commonly found in salinities of up to 56 grams per litre.

bryozoan salinity tolerance solar saltfields Zoobotryon 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Faith S. Coleman
    • 1
  1. 1.Delta Environmental ConsultingSt. KildaSouth Australia

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