Caleschara levinseni   Harmer,  1926 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 660 µ; breadth 325 µ.

Encrusting colonies brownish in hue. Zooecia arranged in longitudinal rows. Frontal membrane covers the entire surface. Operculum membraniporine. Gymnocyst wanting. Tuberculated cryptocyst extend around the opesia, proximally they invade three-fourth of the opesia, the median process extending from the centre. Opesia trifoliate. Median process convex and raised distally giving it the appearance of a polypide tube. Cryptocyst only moderately developed at the lateral portions. The opesiules little elongated and extend towards the sides of the median process. Ovicells not noticed.

Synonym (s)
Caleschara levinseni Harmer, 1926
Caleschara levinseni Menon and Nair, 1967
Caleschara levinseni Menon and Nair, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 76.3) INDIA (Record: 19/11/1959) (Depth: 138 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 -
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at -
  • 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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