Bugula philippsae   Harmer,  1926 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Bugulidae

Description
Zoarium borne on a stalk consisting of a short series of kenozooecia, passing into universal, turbinate zooecia with a short opesia surrounded by numerous spines; later becoming biserial. When the adult characters are acquired, branches become narrow, not spinally arranged, biserial, of uniform width, not interrupted at the junctions of the zooecia, which have straight external margins. Outer part of the zooecium strongly inrolled, the frontal membrane thus facing obliquely towards the axis of the branch.


Synonym (s)
Bugula dentata Philipps (nec. auctt.), 1899
Bugula distrupae Thornely, 1907
Bugula philippsae Harmer, 1926

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10.21) (Long: 92.5) INDIA (Record: 1907)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.08) (Long: 93.25) INDIA (Record: 1907)

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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