Schizomavella inclusa   (Thornely,  1905) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Bitectiporidae

Description
Size (Zooecium): Length 365 µ; breadth 260 µ.

Unilaminar zoarium encrusting. Zooecia arranged in longitudinal rows separated by thin calcareous lines. Slightly inflated front provided with uniformly distributed pores. Orifice rounded with a distinct sinus limited by two condyles. Avicularium present, placed over a calcareous thickening at a distance from the proximal border of the peristome. Avicularia rounded directing proximally. Small mandibles semi-circular. Ovicells large, slightly immersed, porous. Operculum with a sub-marginal sclerite.


Synonym (s)
Schizoporella triangula Thornely, 1905
Schizoporella avicularis Thornely, 1905
Schizomavella inclusa Harmer, 1957
Schizomavella inclusa Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Ponnani INDIA (Record: 22/09/1958) (Depth: 55 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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