Schizomavella linearis var. inarmata   Hincks,  1884 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 360 µ; breadth 210 µ.

Encrusting. Colonies thin with glistening zooecia. The size of the zooecia varies considerably ranging from 360 µ to 400 µ in length and 210 µ to 250 µ in breadth. Tremocyst with numerous small pores. The presence of small prominences in between the pores gives the tremocyst a granulated appearance. An umbo not present proximal to the aperture. The aperture typically rounded with an arcuated posture. Cardelles present. Thin operculum with two transparent regions at the proximal part. Ovicell hyperstomial and porous, slightly embedded in the succeeding zooecium. The pores restricted to the front, the sides thickly calcified. Avicularia absent.

Synonym (s)
Schizoporella linearis form inarmata Hincks, 1884
Schizoporella linearis sub-sp. inarmata Robertson, 1908
Schizoporella linearis var. inarmata O Donoghue, 1923
Schizopodrella linearis var. inarmata O Donoghue, 1925
Schizopodrella linearis var. armata O Donoghue, 1926
Schizoporella linearis var. inarmata Osburn, 1952
Schizoporella linearis var. inarmata Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Ernakulam Channel INDIA (Record: 02/1964 - 05/1964, 02/1965 - 05/1965, 02/1966 - 05/1966)
• Kerala, Mattancherry Channel INDIA (Record: 02/1964 - 05/1964, 02/1965 - 05/1965, 02/1966 - 05/1966)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1994)

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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