Tremogasterina granulata   Canu & Bassler,  1928 (Bryozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Calloporidae

Description
Size (Zooecium): Length 500 µ; breadth 540 µ.

Encrusting. Distinct, elongate, clavate zooecia separated by small pores, which may be inconspicuous. Highly calcified and granulated front with a pore in the middle. Elongate and sub-orbicular orifice with a concave border. Two cardellles present. Operculum chitinous with a continuous sclerite. Large avicularia placed on calcareous thickenings on either side of the orifice, directed distally. Mandibles long with slightly pointed ends. Three small oral spines present in juvenile zooecia.


Synonym (s)
Tremogasterina granulata Canu and Bassler, 1888
Tremogasterina granulata Menon and Nair, 1967
Tremogasterina granulata Menon and Nair, 1970

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Off Rameswaram (Lat: 8.96) (Long: 79.47) INDIA (Record: 23/09/1965) (Depth: 15 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

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