Scrupocellaria mansueta   Waters,  1909 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Candidae

Description
Size (Zooecium): Length 365 µ (without ovicell); breadth 195 µ.

Zoarium bushy, whitish in hue. Zooecia arranged biserially, an internode usually containing eight zooecia. Zooecia oblong, with slightly widened distal end. Opesia occupy three-fourth of the front. Frontal avicularia, not represented in all the zooecia, placed on a raised portion on the lateral outer angle (occasionally inner angle also) of the proximal regions of the zooecia. Mandible directs obliquely distally. Lateral avicularia present, rather small and hence do not give the sides a conspicuous serration. Mandibles distinctly bent distally. Vibracula represented in all the zooecia. The furrows of the vibracula slightly arched. Setae long and always longer than the zooecia. Single axial vibraculum. Ovicells large, widely opened and perforated, perforations not placed at the tip of the tubercles. Rhizoidal chambers small and point of origin of the rhizoid circular.


Synonym (s)
Scrupocellaria mansueta Waters, 1909
Scrupocellaria mansueta Menon and Nair, 1967
Scrupocellaria mansueta Menon and Nair, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Islands 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

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