Triphyllozoon tubulatum   (Busk,  1884) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 385 µ; breadth 200 µ.

Tubular zoarium, with delicate tubes and funnels, usually with orifices arranged in the interior phase of the funnel. Fenestrae oval. Peristome with a distinct sinus. Labial avicularia present but rare. Numerous sub-median or lateral avicularia invariably present. Infra-fenestral avicularia rare may be facing the fenestrae or in an oblique manner frontally with two or four cusps. Large frontal avicularia with rounded rostrum, mandible rounded. Operculum with a marginal sclerite. Delicate ovicells with a trifoliate stigma.

Synonym (s)
Retepora tubulata Thronely, 1905
Retepora tubulata Hastings, 1932
Triphyllozoon tubulatum Harmer, 1935
Triphyllozoon tubulatum Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Off Mandapam INDIA (Record: 01/12/1964) (Depth: 15 mts)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1998)

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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