Schizoporella cochinensis   Menon and Nair,  1970 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium without ovicell): Length 395 µ; breadth 220-255 µ.

Zoaria encrusting. Colonies form nearly circular, regular patches of unilaminar or multilaminar encrustations. Zooecia arranged in longitudinal rows separated by distinct calcareous lines. Front a tremocyst with moderately sized tremopores. An umbo often present. Aperture rounded with a broad proximal sinus. Thin and smooth peristome. The operculum with a main marginal sclerite. Avicularia present, placed lateral to the orifice, usually inclined inwards. Mandibles triangular or with a rounded tip. Avicularia not present in many zooecia. Ovicells hyperstomial with large pores. Embryos light red in color. Ancestrula with five very small spines.

Synonym (s)
Schizoporella cochinensis Menon and Nair, 1967
Schizoporella cochinensis Menon and Nair, 1970

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Kochi Harbour INDIA (Record: 02/1964-05/1964, 02/1965-05/1965, 02/1966-05/1966)

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 -

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