Scrupocellaria delilii   (Audouin,  1826) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 345 µ; breadth 180 µ.

Coarse zoaria. Projecting marginal avicularia give a distinct serration for the branches. Spines not noticed. Nearly half of the front occupied by the opesia. Scutum small, partially covering the opesium, arises from the inner distal portion of the zooecium. Cryptocyst moderately developed. Frontal avicularia present, with disto-laterally directed long mandibles. Marginal avicularia long, the rostra aquiline. Vibraculum with a short seta, which usually bends and overarches the front. Axial vibracula two in number. Ovicells with a long slit like fenestrae. The opesia of the outer zooecia at the branching traversed proximally by joints.

Synonym (s)
Crisia delilii Audouin, 1826
Scrupocellaria delilii Busk, 1859
Scrupocellaria delilii Waters, 1897
Scrupocellaria delilii Norman, 1909
Scrupocellaria delilii Harmer, 1926
Scrupocellaria delilii Menon and Nair, 1967
Scrupocellaria delilii Menon and Nair, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA (Record: 24/02/1964) (Depth: 18 mts)

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 -
  • 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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