Rhynchozoon larreyi   (Audouin,  1826) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 380-400 µ; breadth 190-200 µ.

Zoaria encrusting and multilaminar. Zooecia distinct at the margin of the colony and irregular at the center. Marginal pores present. Front highly tuberculated and the tubercles give the colony a very irregular appearance. Peristome bilabiate, one of the processes aviculiferous. In the older zooecia, small tooth like processes present at the proximal region of the peristome. Small sub-oral avicularia placed obliquely. Frontal avicularia present, placed near the distal region proximal to the peristome, triangular and acute. Primary orifice with a distinct sinus, distal portion denticulate. Operculum with a wide circular anter and a distinct poster. Ovicells non-porous and tuberculated.

Synonym (s)
Rhynchopora (sic) bispinosa Thornely, 1905
Rhynchozoon larreyi Harmer, 1957
Rhynchozoon larreyi Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 23/09/1965)
• 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
  • 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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