• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Bryozoa
  • Class: Gymnolaemata
  • Order: Cheilostomatida
  • Suborder: Neocheilostomatina
  • Infraorder: Ascophora
  • Superfamily: Celleporoidea
  • Family: Celleporidae
  • Scientific name: Omalosecosa ramulosa
  • Norwegian: -


The light yellow colonies form small, highly branched bushes, less than 8 cm tall. The branches have a circular cross-section and narrow towards the tip.


It is usually found on rocky substrate, but sometimes on hydroids or algae, as well. The depth range is usually between 14 and 400 meters.


It is registered along the Atlantic coasts of Europe, from Norway to Portugal, including the British Isles.