Savignyella lafontii   (Audouin,  1826) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 980 µ; breadth 170 µ (broadest region).

Zoarium erect, uniserial, light brown. Zooecia with chitinous joints, cylindrical proximal portion and expanded distal half, porous frontal and non-porous basal regions. Unsinuate rifice sub-terminal with six spines, placed disto-laterally. Large sub-oral avicularium face distally. No ovicells noticed.

Synonym (s)
Eucretea lafontii Audouin, 1826
Catenaria lafontii Harmer, 1902
Catenaria lafontii Thornely, 1905
Catenaria lafontii Thornely, 1907
Catenaria lafontii Robertson, 1921
Savignyella lafonti Osburn, 1952
Savignyella lafontii Harmer, 1957
Savignyella lafontii Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1921)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 22/03/1965)

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

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