Thalamoporella hamata   Harmer,  1926 (Bryozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Thalamoporellidae

Description
Size (Zooecium): Length 520 µ; breadth 300 µ.

Encrusting. Distinct aboral areas with tubercles. The operculum fills almost completely the opesia which is with a straight proximal margin. Frontally more or less symmetrical opesiules, placed at a distance from the opesia, often reach the basal wall. The insertion, however shows variations. Distal wall of the orifice vertical. Operculum with a complete basal sclerite, and the main sclerite marginal. Avicularium mandible long, acuminate and hooked. No ovicells present. Compasses and calipers with varying length present.


Synonym (s)
Thalamoporella hamata Harmer, 1926
Thalamoporella hamata Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 08/1961)
• 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

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