Distribution and habitat


The full distribution of this species is unknown but it has mainly been recorded from Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

It has also been found in Florida and New Zealand, where it is regarded as an introduced species.


Conopeum seurati is known from a range of estuarine habitats (such as lagoons) and can withstand very low salinities, fluctuating concentrations, and extreme ranges in temperatures.

This bryozoan is a successful marine-fouling species and has been found in Florida (Winston, 1982) and New Zealand (Gordon & Mawatari, 1992).