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

Size (Zooecium): Length 400 µ; breadth 210 µ.

Branching zoarium erect, whitish. Somewhat elongate zooecia, with opesia occupying more than half of the front. The number of spines varies greatly. Usually three external and two internal. Scutum present, may be a simple spine or a forked one. Frontal avicularia present small or very large. In the large ones, the rostrum hooked. Vibracular chamber not triangular, a proximo-laterally placed rhizoidal chamber. Axial vibracula single. Joints traverse the opesia of the outer zooecia. Cryptocyst present, not tuberculated. Ovicells large with perforations placed at the tip of tubercles.

Synonym (s)
Scrupocellaria bertholettii Hastings, 1930
Scrupocellaria bertholettii Osburn, 1950
Scrupocellaria bertholettii Ryland, 1965
Scrupocellaria bertholettii Menon and Nair, 1967
Scrupocellaria bertholettii Menon and Nair, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.8) (Long: 78.15) INDIA (Record: 24/12/1965) (Depth: 12 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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