Euoplozoum cirratum   (Busk,  1884) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Euoplozoidae

Description
Main root swelling into a bulb-like enlargement. Branches capable of being strongly inflected by the contraction of flexor zooecii muscles; traversed by alternating oblique joints corresponding in number with the zooecia, each zooecium traversed by two joints. Basal walls of zooecia composed of numerous platelets. Spines and scutum wanting. Marginal avicularia constantly present, rather large; the rare frontal avicularia much larger, both kinds with a more or less aquiline beak. Ovicells globose, extremely large, wider than long, obliquely situated, occurring in restricted numbers; the opercula of the fertile zooecia much broader than those of the others.


Synonym (s)
Cellularia cirrata Busk, 1884
Kinetoskias arabianensis Robertson, 1921
Euoplozoum cirratum Harmer, 1922
Euoplozoum cirratum Harmer, 1926

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 1921) (Depth: 283.7 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

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