Stephanella hina
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Stephanella hina Oka, 1908

Common name: bryozoan

Native Range: Stephanella hina has a native range restricted to Japan and Korea (Rao 1992).

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Nonindigenous Occurrences: Stephanella hina has been reported in the Swift River, just downstream of Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts (Smith 1988); also from Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho (Marsh and Wood 2002) and from numerous locations in Oregon and Washington (Marsh and Wood 2002).

Means of Introduction: Unknown.

Status: Established in all locations it has been collected.

Impact of Introduction: Unknown.

References: (click for full references)

Marsh, T., and T. S. Wood. 2002. Results of a freshwater bryozoan survey in the Pacific Northwestern United States, Pages 207-214 in Bryozoan Studies 2001, Wyse Jackson, D. P., C. J. Buttler, and M. S. Jones, eds., Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Rao, K.S. 1992. Fresh Water Ecology: Bryozoa. Anmol Publications, New Delhi. 75pp.

Smith, D.G. 1988. Stephanella hina (Ectoprocta:Phylactolaemata) in North America, with notes on its morphology and systematics. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 7(3): 253-259.

Author: Cannister, M., and A.J. Benson

Revision Date: 9/16/2013

Citation Information:
Cannister, M., and A.J. Benson, 2018, Stephanella hina Oka, 1908: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL,, Revision Date: 9/16/2013, Access Date: 1/23/2018

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