Scrupocellaria talonis   Osburn,  1950 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 400 µ; breadth 190 µ (Lateral avicularium included).

Zooecia long and slender with elliptical opesia. Well developed spines, three external and one internal. Scutum usually absent, may be represented by a small spine. Lateral avicularia present minute with triangular mandibles. Large vibracular chamber, visible frontally. Vibracular groove transverse. Long seta nearly twice the length of the zooecium. Radicles simple without hooks. Ovicells perforate.

Synonym (s)
Scrupocellaria talonis Osburn, 1950
Scrupocellaria talonis Menon and Nair, 1967
Scrupocellaria talonis Menon and Nair, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Off Mandapam INDIA (Record: 24/09/1965) (Depth: 10 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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