Thalamoporella gothica var. indica   Hincks,  1880 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Often encrusting. Zooecia large, distinct aboral areas, sometimes with tubercles. Sinus of the opesia deep. The cryptocyst is much depressed at the level of the opesiules and the median process ascends steeply towards the opesia, its direction being continued by the lower lip, which is thus nearly vertical. The lower lip nearly fills the sinus, leaving a very narrow slit between its free edge and the base of the operculum, which is raised far above the level of the depressed part of the cryptocyst. The avicularia are prominent distally, their mandibles acute with decurved points. The larger opesiules alone reaches the base, frequently expanding considerably before it completes its closed, loop-like insertion. Two kinds of calipers are present, large and small respectively, the larger ones being much thicker.

Synonym (s)
Steganoporella rozieri var. indica Hincks, 1880
Thalamoporella rosieri var. falcifera Maplestone, 1905
Thalamoporella rozieri var. labiata Levinsen, 1909
Thalamoporella rozieri Thornely, 1912
Thalamoporella rozieri Marcus, 1921
Thalamoporella gothica var. indica Harmer, 1926

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 8.96) (Long: 79.47) INDIA (Record: 1909)

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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