This collection has been compiled from specimens collected mainly from the Catalan-Balearic sea (Mediterranean NW) in various research projects led by the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM/CSIC) and the University of Barcelona (UB). The collection includes more than 500 specimens corresponding to approximately 300 species. For each species, a collection of SEM images is provided, trying to represent the most discriminating characters (colony, zooid, heterozooids, avicularia, aperture, ovicell...). Each specimen in the collection is properly documented (sample dates, location, depth, habitat...). The purpose of the collection is to provide the scientific community and the general public with a photographic SEM catalog and the distribution data on the briozoans fauna of this Mediterranean area.




  • Entalophoroecia robusta (Harmelin, 1976)

    Hayward, Peter J. & McKinney, Frank K., 2002. Northern Adriatic Bryozoa from the vicinity of Rovinj, Croatia. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 270: 1-139.

  • Glabrilaria orientalis lusitanica Harmelin, 1988 

    Harmelin, J.-G., 1988. Espèces affines microsympatriques chez Puellina (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata) et description d'espèces nouvelles. Zoologica Scripta, 17: 25-38.

  • Copidozoum planum (Hincks, 1880)

    Zabala, M., & Maluquer, P., 1988. Illustrated keys for the classification of Mediterranean Bryozoa. Treballs del Museu de Zoologia, Barcelona, 4: 1-294.

  • Adeonella calveti (Canu & Bassler, 1930)

    Rosso, A. & Novosel, M., 2010. The genus Adeonella (Bryozoa, Ascophora) in the Mediterranean, with description of two new living species and rediscovery of a fossil one. Journal of Natural History, 44 (25-28)