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

Size (Zooecium): Length 510 µ; breadth 380 µ.

Colony hamescharan. Large and flat zooecia with inconspicuous septal lines. Front with small pores. Distal walls of the peristome thin. Orifices wider than long. Lyrula short and wide with pointed lateral corners. Denticles present, pointed. Sinuses not closed. Majority of avicularia small and rounded. Large lateral avicularia usually present placed slightly away from the lateral sides of the orifice. Sub-oral and lateral frontal avicularia large. Mandibles of small avicularia with denticles. A well developed mucro present, often branched and overarches the secondary orifice. No ovicells noticed.

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

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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 -
  • 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

Page last updated on:2011-06-01

Back to Search