Lagenicella punctulata   (Gabb & Horn,  1862) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

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Size (Zooecium): Length 615-885 µ; breadth 285-330 µ.

Zoarium with a small encrusting base erect and with irregular branches. Zooecia lageniform slightly bent peristome. Front a tremocyst with large tremopores. A pair of minute avicularia occupies the rim of the peristome, latero-medianly. Position of the avicularia demarcated by two pointed calcareous prolongations, placed on the external phase of the avicularia. No ovicell noticed.

Synonym (s)
Entalophora punctulata Gabb and Horn, 1862
Lagenipora spinulosa Hincks, 1884
Lagenipora spinulosa Robertson, 1907
Lagenipora punctulata Osburn, 1952
Lagenicella punctulata Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 76.3) INDIA (Record: 19/03/1960) (Depth: 150 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 -
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) 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
  • SeaNet Available at -

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