Calyptotheca tenuata   Harmer,  1957 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 490 µ; breadth 210 µ.

Encrusting, zoarium unilaminar, light red in color. Zooecia arranged in longitudinal rows separated by thin calcareous lines. Zooecia rectangular, elongated, slightly convex front provided with uniformly distributed pores. Orifice rounded slightly wider than long. Sinus separated by small condyles. Orifice of the fertile zooecium slightly smaller in dimension (same as non-fertile zooecium). Operculum with a rounded anter and a broad triangular poster the marginal sclerite shallows proximally for the articulation of the condyle. Avicularia paired, placed on thickenings proximal to the peristome directed obliquely inwards. Mandibles pointed. Globose ovicells porous.

Synonym (s)
Calyptotheca tenuata Harmer, 1957
Calyptotheca tenuata Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA (Record: 24/02/1964) (Depth: 18 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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