Synnotum aegyptiacum   (Audouin,  1826) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 440-500 µ; breadth 140-150 µ.

Erect zoarium with prostrate branches at the older parts of the colony, attached by rootlets. Maximum height noticed-20mm. Rootlets absent in most of the internodes. Zooecia paired with obliquely facing front. A frontal and a basal avicularia present at each internode. Occasionally a pedunculate avicularium takes the place of the frontal one. Enlarged gonozooecium present. Spines absent.

Synonym (s)
Loricaria aegyptiaca Audouin, 1826
Synnotum aviculare Hincks, 1886
Synnotum aviculare Kirkpatrick, 1890
Synnotum aviculare Waters, 1897
Synnotum aviculare Waters, 1909
Synnotum aviculare Robertson, 1921
Synnotum aegyptiacum Harmer, 1926
Synnotum aegyptiacum Osburn, 1950
Synnotum aegyptiacum Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1907)
• Palk Strait (Record: 1921)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 01/1965, 06/1965)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Island INDIA (Record: 01/1965, 06/1965)

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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