Bugulella clavata   Hincks,  1887 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 950-1000 µ; breadth 325 µ.

Erect zoarium. Grayish white. Zooecia long and sub-truncate, with an arched distal end, tapering proximally. Aperture long and ovate, occupying more than three fourth of the front. Frontal membrane translucent. Semilunar operculum membraniporine. Cryptocyst wanting. Two avicularia directed laterally and articulated with round tubercles, occupy the distal lateral angles. The shape of the avicularia very much like that of Bugula. Rostrum down-curved. Mandible with a bend at the tip. Spines absent. No ovicells noticed.

Synonym (s)
Bugulella clavata Hincks, 1887
Bugulella clavata Harmer, 1926
Bugulella clavata Menon and Nair, 1967
Bugulella clavata Menon and Nair, 1969

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 23/09/1965) (Depth: 5 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
  • 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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