Turbicellepora redoutei   (Audouin,  1826) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 650 µ; breadth 290 µ.

Multi-laminar zoarium encrusts on the polychaete tubes. The zooecia front smooth, with sparsely distributed marginal pores. Primary orifice with a distinct sinus. Peristome slightly everted. Sub-oral avicularium single or rarely double, laterally placed at the proximal side of the orifice, often fuse with the peristome. Spatulate large avicularia present. Ovicell globose and perforated.

Synonym (s)
Cellepora redoutei Audouin, 1826
Cellepora megasoma Thornely, 1905
Cellepora megasoma Thornely, 1912
Schismopora redoutei Harmer, 1957
Turbicellepora redoutei Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1905)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1907)
• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA (Record: 30/09/1958) (Depth: 65 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

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