Crassimarginatella kumatae   (Okada,  1923) (Bryozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Calloporidae

Description
Size (Zooecium): Length 620 µ; breadth 300 µ.

Encrusting. Zoarium appears as a whitish patch, slightly raised from the substratum. Zooecia oval, rarely showing any variation in shape. Gymnocyst slight, conspicuous on the proximal region. Opesia oval. Cryptocyst well developed with granulation and small tubercles projecting into the opesia. Vicarious avicularia present, very rare, with a triangular rostrum, and well developed cryptocyst. Glistening white and granulated ovicells present.


Synonym (s)
Membralipora kumatae Okada, 1923
Crassimarginatella kumatae Harmer, 1926
Crassimarginatella kumatae Silen, 1941
Crassimerginatella kumatae Menon and Nair, 1967
Crassimerginatella kumatae Menon and Nair, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Kollam INDIA (Record: 01/11/1959) (Depth: 137 mts)
• 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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