Celleporaria aperta   (Hincks,  1882) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Zoarium of few layers, not massive. Secondary orifice with a median sinus or with 3 or more denticles; intermediate conditions frequently found. Spines or their bases 2-4, often long, jointed basally. Rostrum generally represented merely by a minute, ascending suboral avicularium, slightly denticulate distally, without basal sinus. Frontal avicularia horizontal and immersed; or the slightly expanded spatulate termination commonly raised and free; the largest avicularia sometimes toothed marginally. Ovicells usually cucullate, the wide orifice facing frontally, longer than wide; sometimes with a more or less complete frontal wall.

Synonym (s)
Schizoporella aperta Hincks, 1882
Schizoporella aperta Thornely, 1905
Monoporella albicans Thornely, 1907
Holoporella aperta Waters, 1909
Holoporella tridenticulata Thornely, 1912
Holoporella aperta Livingstone, 1926
Celleporaria aperta Harmer, 1957

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1916)

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

Page last updated on:2010-09-29

Back to Search