Scrupocellaria diadema   Busk,  1852 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 430-495 µ; breadth 185 µ.

White zoarium. Absence of well developed lateral avicularia gives the sides of the branches a non-serrated appearance. Nearly three-fourth of the front occupied by the opesia. Scuta and spines wanting. Frontal avicularia rare, small and quite inconspicuous. Cryptocyst smooth and vestigial. Vibracula small, distinguishable from the frontal side of zooecia, setae as long as or a little longer than the zooecia. Vibracular groove slightly bent. Axial vibraculum single. No ovicell noticed. Chitinous joints traverse the median portion of the opesia of the outer zooecia.

Synonym (s)
Crisia ciliata Audouin, 1826
Scrupocellaria diadema Busk, 1852
Scrupocellaria ciliata Busk, 1884
Scrupocellaria diadema Thornely, 1905
Scrupocellaria diadema Thornely, 1907
Scrupocellaria gaspari Thornely, 1907
Scrupocellaria jolloisii Robertson, 1921
Scrupocellaria diadema Harmer, 1926
Scrupocellaria diadema Menon and Nair, 1967
Scrupocellaria diadema Menon and Nair, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1907)
• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA (Record: 24/02/1964) (Depth: 18 mts)
• Bay of Bengal (Record: 1921)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1905)

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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