Faux Corail - Myriapora truncata
Myriapora truncata is a briozoan, also known as false coral due to its resemblance to red coral (Corallium rubrum). Myriapora truncata briozoan false coral faux corail intotheblue.it
Habitat and distribution
Can be found in the Mediterranean Sea. The colonies are anchored to rocky substrates, often characterized by coralligenous, in shaded areas from 1-2 meters and up to 100 meters deep.
The study of the diameter of the branches and the size of the polypoid, variable according to the environmental conditions, led to consider M. truncata as an environmental indicator of the changes that occurred between the Cenozoic and the modern era in the Mediterranean Sea.
Reproduction takes place between February and March.