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P. compressa is a subtidal species found throughout boreal-arctic zone. It extends south through the Faroe Islands, Britain and the Bay of Biscay. Colonies form large irregularly branched structures that stand erect from the substrate. When alive, the colonies are pale pinkish to bright orange, with flattened branches. They commonly reach 30 – 40 mm high, although often they can exceed 90 mm. 


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Source: Bryozoa of the British Isles

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