Smittina raigii   (Audouin,  1826) (Bryozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Smittinidae

Description
Zoarium often large, encrusting. Young zooecia with uniform small tubercles, the marginal areolae small. Spines 2-4. Peristomes raised laterally into a pair of acute or rounded cusps limiting a sinus of variable width, often narrow. Lyrula moderate or wide, often with a minute transverse tooth at each distal corner. Lateral avicularia sometimes large, raised, acute: the rostrum long and narrow, directed proximally or distally; or smaller, wanting on many zooecia which have no ovicells. Small rounded lateral oral avicularia rather long and narrow, or expanding distally; or smaller, wanting on many zooecia which have no ovicells. Small rounded lateral oral avicularia rather long and narrow, or expanding distally, rarely enlarged, rounded not gigantic. Avicularia common among the ovicells, the acute type variable in size, often large. Ovicells small, globose, with minute pores, becoming immersed, the endooecium generally not overgrown by the ectooecium.


Synonym (s)
Cellepora raigii Audouin, 1826
Smittia trispinosa var. bimucronata Hincks, 1884
Smittina trispinosa var. bimucronata Thornely, 1916
Smittina trispinosa nitida Sakakura, 1935
Smittina raigii Harmer, 1957

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Kathiawar INDIA (Record: 1916)

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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