Aetea ligulata   Busk,  1852 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

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Size(Zooecium): Length 650 µ; Breadth 65 µ (stalk), 90 µ (head portion).

Zoarium spread over the substratum by means of stolons. Erect zooecia arise from the expanded bases. The stalk of the zooecium corrugated, very different from the annulations found in Aetea anguina. The head portion smooth. The basal expansion from which the zooecia arise shows vague punctuations. Branching at right angles from the expanded base. Stolons also show indistinct corrugations. Frontal membrane thin and translucent.

Synonym (s)
Aetea ligulata Hincks, 1884
Aetea ligulata Marcus, 1937
Aetea ligulata Osburn, 1950
Aetea ligulata Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic


• Kerala, Kollam (Lat: 8.8) (Long: 77.4) INDIA (Record: 27/04/1965) (Depth: 50 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Menon, NR and Menon, NN (2006) Taxonomy of Bryozoa from the Indian EEZ. A monograph Ocean Science and Technology Cell on Marine Benthos, Kochi and Centre for Marine Living resources and Ecology, Kochi 263 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Recent and fossil bryozoa Available at -
  • Menon, NR and Nair, NB (1967) The ectoproctous bryozoans of the Indian waters Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 9(2) 430-432 Available at - NIO, Goa

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