Fenestrulina malusii   (Audouin,  1826) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 515 µ; breadth 310 µ.

Encrusting. Zoarium forms white and flat encrustations over the shell. Zooecia separated by deep grooves, arranged alternatively in longitudinal rows. Raised front a tremocyst with stellate tremopores which are large and distributed in a uniform manner. Aperture semicircular with a straight proximal border. Peristome slightly raised. Reniform ascopore with small teeth placed proximal to the aperture and always surrounded by raised walls. Usually two rows of tremopores occupy the space between the ascopore and the aperture. Ovicells hyperstomial with moderately sized marginal pores separated by calcareous ridges. Ectooecium represented in the form of a calcareous bar placed at the base of the ovicell. Avicularia and spines absent.

Synonym (s)
Cellepora malusii Audouin, 1826
Microporella malusii Hincks, 1883
Microporella malusi Robertson, 1908
Fenestrulina malusii Canu and Bassler, 1923
Fenestrulina malusii Mawatari, 1952
Fenestrulina malusi Osburn, 1952
Fenestrulina malusii Harmer, 1957
Fenestrulina malusi Soule, 1961
Fenestrulina malusii Mawatari, 1962
Fenestrulina malusii Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Off Kollam INDIA (Record: 27/04/1965) (Depth: 50 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
  • 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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