Codonellina montferrandii   (Audouin,  1826) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium without ovicell): Length 460 µ; breadth 340 µ.

Encrusting, forms a thin and white shining layer over the substratum. Zooecia alternating, separated by deep grooves. The frontal an arched tremocyst with evenly distributed small pores. Rounded aperture with a pair of small cardelles. A shallow and narrow poster present. Elevated peristome present around the aperture. Frontal avicularium represented in all zooecia, placed symmetrically, directed proximally. The rostrum with slightly pointed tip. Ovicell hyperstomial, porous, the border slightly raised and usually the distal region of the peristome fuses with the ovicell. Embryo distinctly reddish-yellow in color.

Synonym (s)
Flustra montferrandi Audouin, 1826
Lepralia mortoni Thronely, 1905
Lepralia montferrandi Waters, 1909
Schizoporella montferrandi Waters, 1913
Schizomavella montferrandi Canu and Bassler, 1920
Lepralia montferrandi Hastings, 1932
Codonellina anatina Osburn, 1952
Codonellina montferrandi Harmer, 1957
Codonellina montferrandi Mawatari, 1963
Codonellina montferrandi Lagaaij, 1963
Codonellina montferrandi Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA (Record: 13/09/1961) (Depth: 70 mts)
• 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 -

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