• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Bryozoa
  • Class: Gymnolaemata
  • Order: Cheilostomatida
  • Suborder: Neocheilostomatina
  • Infraorder: Ascophora
  • Superfamily: Smittinoidea
  • Family: Smittinidae
  • Scientific name: Parasmittina trispinosa
  • Norwegian: -


This is an encrusting bryozoan, forming patches up to a diameter of 20 cm. It comes in different shades of orange, sometimes with a tint of brown or pink. The crust has evenly distributed bumps towards the center of the colony.


It is usually found on boulders or rocky substrate. It is copes well with low-salinity locations.


It is widespread in the Atlantic Ocean, across the northern hemisphere.