Membranipora amoyensis   Robertson,  1921 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Membraniporidae

Description
Size (Zooecium): Length 540 µ; breadth 250 µ.

Encrusting, spreading over the bamboo pile, with an even margin. Zooecia large and usually quadrangular and arranged in alternate fashion. Zooecia show variations in shape in the region where overlapping has taken place in the colony. Gymnocyst developed, more extensive proximally, bearing small spines directed inwards from the clear calcareous margin of the gymnocyst. Smaller spines occupy the spaces between the larger ones. Opesia oval. Operculum membraniporine with very thin margin. Spines which may be simple or trifid arise from two lateral tubercular areas distally.


Synonym (s)
Membranipora amoyensis Robertson, 1921
Membranipora amoyensis Menon and Nair, 1967
Membranipora amoyensis Menon and Nair, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala, Ernakulam Channel INDIA (Record: 08/02/1963)
• INDIA

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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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
  • Menon, NR and Nair, NB (1975) Indian species of malacostega (polyzoa, ectoproacta) Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 17(3) 553-579 Available at - NIO, Goa

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