Reginella mattoidea   Osburn,  1950 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Cribrilinidae

Description
Size (Zooecium): Length 325-390 µ; breadth 200-210 µ.

Encrusting. Zoarium dull white in color. Zooecia alternate, radiating from a median point and separated by broad shallow grooves. Front convex with 6 to 7 pairs of costae joining in the median line. Lacuna present, placed in the centre of distinct polygonal calcareous cells. Usually ten in number. The size of the polygonal thickening increase laterally. Orifice small, rounded with slightly drawn out lateral sides. Ovicells present with a median thickening, non-porous.


Synonym (s)
Reginella mattoidea Osburn, 1950
Reginella mattoidea Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kollam (Lat: 8.8) (Long: 77.4) INDIA (Record: 22/04/1965) (Depth: 50 mts)
• 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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