Electra crustulenta var. borgii   Menon and Nair,  1967 (Bryozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Electridae

Description
Size (Zooecium): Length 400 µ; breadth 230 µ.

Encrusting. Colonies form thin layers over the glass panels appearing as pale whitish circular patches. Quincuncially arranged zooecia, very slightly calcified. The distal region of the preceding zooecium slightly over arch the proximal part of the succeeding one. Gymnocyst absent. Cryptocyst vestigial. Operculum chitinized. Cyphonautes seems to be present. ancestrula single.

A very interesting association had been noticed between this species and a folliculinid species. Several folliculinids were seen in close association with the zooecial walls, especially at the corners.


Synonym (s)
Electra crustulenta var. novo Menon and Nair, 1967
Electra crustulenta var. borgii Menon and Nair, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kochi Harbour (Lat: 9.96) (Long: 76.24) INDIA (Record: 12/1964)

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

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