Electra indica   Menon & Nair,  1975 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 440 µ; breadth 265 µ.

Zoaria encrusting on algal fronds, covering their entire surfaces. Zooecia more or less of uniform shape with an uncalcified basal wall. Opesia oval, gymnocyst well developed proximally, provided with well defined pores. Three tubercles occupy the zooecial margin, of which one occupies the proximal median point and the other two, the distal region on either side of the operculum. The median tubercles in the young zooecia are long and spinous. All these tubercles are connected with a transparent membrane which has two lateral flanks. The distal extensions of this membrane form a hood like structure. Cryptocyst present, but not tuberculated.

Synonym (s)
Electra indica sp. novo Menon and Nair, 1975
Electra indica sp. novo Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Kovalam (Lat: 8.4) (Long: 77.8) INDIA (Record: 24/12/1963, 03/06/1964)

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
  • 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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