Celleporaria pilaefera   (Canu & Bassler,  1929) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 420 µ; breadth 290 µ.

Encrusting. Zooecia small. Front with small marginal pores. Semicircular orifice. No oral spines. Condyles wanting. Median sub-oral rostrum present often long, arises from an expanded base. Sub-oral avicularium not noticed. Large, spatulate vicarious avicularium present with a free raised distal end. Ovicells imperforate and tuberculated with complete frontal wall, pyriform openings facing proximally.

Synonym (s)
Holoporella pilaefera Canu and Bassler, 1929
Celleporaria pilaefera Harmer, 1957
Celleporaria pilaefera Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Off Mandapam 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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