Caberea lata   Busk,  1852 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Frontal surface of branches flat, basal surface moderately carinate, owing to the arrangement of the vibracula. Cryptocyst well developed, sloping down to the body cavity, the oral shelf moderately distinct. Distal spines, 1-1, long in the young condition, the external spine the stronger; short or vestigial in the old zooecia. Scutum wanting. Frontal avicularia small, either one or two on the proximal side of the opesia. Marginal avicularia lying on the frontal surface of the vibracula near their distal ends, usually minute, sometimes considerably enlarged, projecting laterally with a swollen proximal surface, the rostrum and mandible short and wide, the mandible with a strong vertical terminal spike. Vibracula strong with an elongate groove, crossed near the articulation of the seta by the usual calcareous bridge, the outer lobe of the proximal end of the rostrum forming a broad tooth projecting at the edge of the branch. Seta strong and long, its proximal part flattened, its distal half bearing a unilateral series of strong serrations, which are wanting or vestigial in young colonies. Ovicells short with a conspicuous, curved, frontal fenestra not covered by the ectooecium.

Synonym (s)
Caberea lata Busk, 1852
Caberea lata Busk, 1884
Caberea lata Waters, 1887
Caberea lata Thornely, 1907
Caberea lata Robertson, 1921
Caberea lata Marcus, 1922
Caberea lata Harmer, 1926

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Madras Presidency (Lat: 13.08) (Long: 80.3) INDIA (Record: 1921) (Depth: 7.3 - 9 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 -

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