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

Fronds narrow, about 2 mm wide. Peristome raised distally and laterally, not tubular except in the marginal zooecia, specially in their young state; the orifice subcircular. Central part of zooecia outlined by a thick, prominent U-shaped ridge, its sides commencing at the lateral margins of the secondary orifice, with a rounded tubercle on either side, proximally to it. Interval between the ridges and the septal lines (which are not prominent) depressed, occupied by numerous, uniserial, small pores. Suboral avicularium of moderate size, wide proximally, directed obliquely to one side of the orifice, the rostrum narrow distally. Ascopore circular, sometimes on a raised tubular projection, at or near the proximal end of the central area. Marginal vicarious avicularia of moderate size, triangular and directed distally. Gonoecia not recognized.

Synonym (s)
Adeonella subsulcata Thornely, 1905
Adeonella subsulcata Thornely, 1907
Adeona arculifera Canu and Bassler, 1929
Adeonellopsis arculifera Harmer, 1957

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1907)

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 -

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