Dakaria subovoidea   (d'Orbingy,  1852) (Bryozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Watersiporidae

Description
Frontal wall with numerous pores. Orifices with a large, wide, rounded sinus. Epitheca and opercula deep black or grey, less pigmented in the young state. Variations in the size and shape of the opercula area shown by Miss Hastings, 1930; two longitudinal sclerites being commonly present. Sinus of opercula frequently darker than the remainder of the operculum. Avicularia nearly always wanting.


Synonym (s)
Cellepora subovoidea D'Orbigny, 1852
Schizoporella atrofusca Hincks, 1886
Lepralia cucullata Osburn, 1913
Dakaria subovoidea Harmer, 1957

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 1886)

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

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