Crepis verticillata   Harme,  1926 (Bryozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Chlidoniidae

Description
Size (Zooecium): Length 510 µ; breadth 105 µ (broadest region).

Small zoarium whitish in hue when dry. Zooecium creeping with long tubular proximal portion and oval distal expansion usually associated with another single zooecium where the tubular part may be shortened or suppressed. Margin of the oval part occupied by the frontal membrane elevated. Operculum membraniporine. Depressed and extensive cryptocyst. Avicularia absent.


Synonym (s)
Crepis verticillata Harmer, 1926
Crepis verticillata Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour INDIA (Record: 04/09/1964)
• 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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