Bugula crosslandi   Hastings,  1939 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 300 µ; breadth 130 µ.

Delicate zoarium with biserially arranged zooecia. Branching of type 4 of Harmer (1923, 1926). Zooecia short, narrow in the proximal region, broadening distally. Opesia occupy the entire front. Spines wanting. Avicularia present, placed at the proximal end of the gymnocyst, with rounded head and tubular basis. Rostra long and moderately hooked. No ovicells noticed. Radicles emerge from the median part of the dorsal region.

Synonym (s)
Bugula crosslandi Hastings, 1939
Bugula crosslandi Menon and Nair, 1967
Bugula crosslandi Menon and Nair, 1974

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

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
  • 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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