Hippopodina californica   Osburn,  1952 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Hippopodinidae

Description
Size (Zooecium): Length 380 µ; breadth 260 µ.

Zoarium encrusting. Distinct zooecia arranged in longitudinal rows. Arched front a tremocyst. The distal end of the preceding zooecium overarches the proximal end of the succeeding one. Rounded aperture with a shallow sinus. Distinct condyles present. Peristome prominent with flaring lateral borders. Operculum with a main marginal sclerite. Acute, small, avicularia present, occupy the interior of the peristome, lateral in position. No ovicells noticed.


Synonym (s)
Hippopodina californica Osburn, 1952
Hippopodina californica Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


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

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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