Chaperia acanthina   (Lamouroux,  1824) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Encrusting. Zooecia quincuncial, broad; opesia generally longer than wide, widest proximally, occasionally nearly circular or transversely oval. Proximal cryptocyst varying in length, often much shorter than the opesia, or nearly as long; covered with closely set, rounded tubercles. Occlusor-laminae long, nearly parallel or converging distally. Spines large, jointed at the base, usually7-10; smaller spines, more distally directed, sometimes occupying on the distal wall. Operculum large, with two well marked submarginal sclerites. Avicularia and ovicells not found.

Synonym (s)
Flustra acanthina Lamouroux, 1825
Cellepora acanthina D'Orbigny, 1852
Membranipora spinosa Hincks, 1881
Membranipora spinosa Mac Gillivray, 1882
Membranipora spinosa Busk, 1884
Chaperia spinosa Jullien, 1888
Lepralia acanthina Kirkpatrick, 1890
Chaperia acanthina Waters, 1898
Chaperia acanthina Kluge, 1914
Chaperia acanthina Marcus, 1921
Chaperia acanthina Harmer, 1926

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Arabian Sea (Lat: 16) (Long: 68) INDIA (Record: 2006)
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 20) (Long: 72) INDIA (Record: 2006)

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 -

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