Celleporaria granulosa   (Haswell,  1881) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 425 µ; breadth 280 µ.

Encrusting, zoarium multilaminar. Distinct calcareous lines present in between young zooecia. Marginal pores present. Orifice orbicular, surrounded by a calcareous border, which sub-orally bears a rounded avicularium placed on a large rounded thickening. The spike-like projection absent. Large, vicarious avicularium expanded distally with a columella rare. Operculum large and with slightly curved proximal border. No ovicells noticed.

Synonym (s)
Cellepora granulosa Haswell, 1880
Holoporella simplex Thornely, 1912
Celleporaria granulosa Harmer, 1957
Celleporaria grannulosa Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Off Mandapam INDIA (Record: 24/09/1965) (Depth: 10 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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