Ellisina curvirostris   (Hincks,  1862) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Encrusting. Zooecia very delicate, shallow, in not very distinct longitudinal lines, separated by grooves, the gymnocyst wanting or small. Frontal membrane oval, 2 small spines, one on each side of the orifice, at the proximal corners of the ovicells in fertile zooecia. Cryptocyst narrow. Avicularia at the proximal end of a kenozooecium, the rostrum assymetrical, considerably curved and denticulate at the frontal edge. Mandible triangular proximally, acicular distally. Ovicell hyperstomial, prominent, globose, its surface frosted, usually with a slight mucro in the middle line of the oral arch; not closed by the operculum.

Synonym (s)
Membranipora curvirostris Hincks, 1862
Membranipora curvirostris Hincks, 1880
Membranipora curvirostris Ridley, 1881
Membranipora curvirostris Waters, 1898
Membranipora curvirostris Waters, 1918
Membranipora curvirostris Robertson, 1921
Ellisina curvirostris Harmer, 1926
Callopora curvirostris Canu & Bassler, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Ganjam Coast (Lat: 18.8) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 1921)

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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