Hippopodina feegeensis   (Busk,  1884) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 515 µ; breadth 80 µ.

Encrusting. Unilaminar or multilaminar. Zooecia arranged in regular longitudinal rows separated by thin calcareous lines. Zooecia of the superposed layers slightly inflated. Surface reticulopunctate. Orifice with a semicircular distal portion and slightly arched posterior region and indented with cardelles otherwise straight lateral sides. Avicularia typically present, occupy the disto-lateral region, directing inwards. Their tips do not touch each other in the median line. Mandibles pointed. The shape of the operculum very similar to that of the orifice. Main sclerite marginal. Ovicell hyperstomial and porous, with minute pearly tubercles.

Synonym (s)
Lapralia feegeensis Busk, 1884
Lapralia feegeensis Thornely, 1905
Lapralia feegeensis Robertson, 1921
Hippopodina feegeensis Osburn, 1927
Hippopodina feegeensis Harmer, 1957
Hippopodina feegeensis Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Open Sea


• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 24/09/1965)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 1994)
• Maharashtra, Thane-Mumbai Bay (Lat: 18.91) (Long: 72.83) INDIA (Record: 06/2000-09/2001) (Depth: -15 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
  • Swami, BS and Udhayakumar, M (2010) Seasonal influence on settlement, distribution and diversity of fouling organisms at Mumbai harbour Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi, India 39(1) 57-67 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • 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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