Scrupocellaria scruposa   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 400 µ; breadth 180 µ.

Zoarium erect and profusely branched. Projecting marginal avicularia make the lateral sides of the branches uneven. Distal half of the front occupied by the aperture. Scutum absent. Well developed cryptocyst. Three outer spines and two inner spines. Lateral avicularia large with slightly hooked rostrum. Frontal avicularia associated with the ovicells. Ovicells sub-globular. Axial vibracula two in number, with a more or less diagonal groove. Branching typical of the genus and the joints traverse the proximal region of the opesia of the outer zooecia.

Synonym (s)
Sertularia scruposa Linnaeus, 1758
Scrupocellaria scruposa Hiincks, 1880
Scrupocellaria scruposa Osburn, 1950
Scrupocellaria scruposa Ryland, 1965
Scrupocellaria scruposa Menon and Nair, 1967
Scrupocellaria scruposa Menon and Nair, 1972
Crisia scruposa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sertularia scruposa Linnaeus, 1758

Common Name (s)
• Scrupocellaria (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Open Sea


• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.91) (Long: 72.91) INDIA (Record: 04/09/1964)
• Maharashtra, Thane-Mumbai Bay (Lat: 18.91) (Long: 72.83) INDIA (Record: 06/2000-09/2001) (Depth: -15 mts)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.66) 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 -
  • Swami, BS and Udhayakumar, M (2010) Seasonal influence on settlement, distribution and diversity of fouling organisms at Mumbai harbour Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi, India 39(1) 57-67 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Gaonkar, CA; Sawant, SS; Anil, AC; Krishnamurthy, V and Harkantra, SN (2010) Changes in the occurance of hard substratum fauna: A case study from Mumbai harbour, India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi, India 39(1) 74-84 Available at -

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