Beania regularis   Thornely,  1916 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Zoarium reticulate, forming large, open, quadrangular, meshes, one of the normal lateral pairs of connecting tubes wanting; adherent by rootlets given off by the basal surface, normally one by each zooecium, near the proximal end of its expanded part, occasionally two, or even three, all median. Spines small, restricted to the oral region, usually three distally, occasionally two or four, in addition to one on each side of the orifice. Opesia occupying the entire front of the expanded part, widest proximally, its sides nearly straight; the proximal part of the zooecium long and tubular. The lateral connecting tube arises in the proximal half of the expanded part. Avicularia paired, near the proximal end of the opesia, sometimes on one side only, and not found in most of the specimens. Ovicells vestigial.

Synonym (s)
Beania regularis Thornely, 1916
Beania regularis Robertson, 1921
Beania regularis Harmer, 1926

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• East Coast INDIA (Record: 1921)
• Gujarat, Kathiawar INDIA (Record: 1916)

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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