This species is regarded as not native to Australian or New Zealand waters, and is considered an invasive species spread by shipping. All current records from this region are from ports, marinas and harbours.
Name status: accepted
Checked on: 2019-01-11 View at WoRMS - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS)
(report and map of occurrences)
Tilbrook, K.J., 2012. Bryozoa, Cheilostomata: First records of two invasive species in Australia and the northerly range extension for a third., Check List, Vol. 8(1): 181-183.
Scientific Name verified against:
WoRMS, WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species. . Available from http: www.marinespecies.org at VLIZ.