Triphyllozoon tubulatum   (Busk,  1884) (Bryozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Phidoloporidae

Description
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

Ecology

Biogeography


• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

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