Bugula neretina   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 890 µ; breadth 240 µ.

Live zoarium purplish brown in color, but preserved ones faded to translucent brown in hue. Colonies grow to small tufts. Zooecia arranged biserially. Bifurcation of type 4 of Harmer, 1923 and 1926. No spines or avicularia. The outer distal angle of the zooecia pointed. Opesia occupy the whole front. Large, sub-globular ovicells attached to the inner distal portion in a slanting position to the zooecia.

Synonym (s)
Sertularia neretina Linnaeus, 1758
Bugula neretina Robertson, 1921
Bugula neretina Mawatari, 1948
Bugula neretina Osburn, 1950
Bugula neretina Mawatari, 1951
Bugula neretina Mawatari, 1952
Bugula neretina Ryland, 1960
Bugula neretina Mawatari, 1963
Bugula neretina Wisely, 1963
Bugula neretina Menon and Nair, 1967
Bugula neretina Menon and Nair, 1974

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Harbour INDIA (Record: 1921)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1921)
• Kerala, Mattancherry Channel INDIA (Record: 03/1965, 04/1965)
• Kerala, Ernakulam Channel INDIA (Record: 03/1965, 04/1965)

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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

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