Celleporaria tridenticulata   (Busk,  1881) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Zoarium encrusting; zooecia often in few layers. Orifice semicircular; proximal denticles 3, stout, symmetrically arranged. Spines commonly present, 2, less often 3, long, jointed at the base. Suboral rostra median, short or long, narrow and cylindrical; the avicularium at their free end; other forms of rostra and suboral avicularia not present. Frontal avicularia generally few or wanting; sometimes wide, relatively short, spatulate, the largest ones much widened distally. Ovicells mostly with deficient frontal wall, their opening pyriform, widest distally, facing frontally; rarely with a complete frontal wall, the opening then facing proximally.

Synonym (s)
Cellepora tridenticulata Busk, 1881
Cellepora tridenticulata Busk, 1884
Cellepora tridenticulata Waters, 1887
Holoporella tridenticulata Thornely, 1912
Holoporella tridenticulata Robertson, 1921
Holoporella tridenticulata Canu and Bassler, 1930
Celleporaria tridenticulata Harmer, 1957

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1921)
• Orissa (Lat: 20.33) (Long: 86) INDIA (Record: 1921)

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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