Schizomavella inclusa   (Thornely,  1905) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

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



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