Antropora erecta   Silen,  1941 (Bryozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Antroporidae

Description
Size (Zooecium): Length 500 µ; breadth 260 µ.

All colonies collected were encrusting on molluscan shells. Zooecia were broadest in the middle and slightly tapering both ways. Gymnocyst not discernible. Cryptocyst extensive proximally, extending about a third of the distance towards the distal end and less developed laterally. Cryptocyst steep and hence the opesia very much depressed and occupies the anterior half. Opesia more or less triangular, or egg-shaped. Vicarious, paired, slightly raised avicularia present with thin pointed portions directing distally and occupying the lateral position of zooecia. Large vicarious avicularia present with a very large rostrum and an extensive cryptocyst proximally.


Synonym (s)
Antropora erecta Silen, 1941
Antropora erecta Menon and Nair, 1965
Antropora erecta Menon and Nair, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA (Record: 30/09/1958) (Depth: 65 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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