Rhynchozoon globosum   Harmer,  1957 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 470 µ; breadth 370 µ.

Encrusting. Front finely tuberculated. Peristome with two or three mucros, one of which may be aviculiferous. Sub-oral avicularia present, placed on globular thickenings. Rostrum without uncinate process. Frontal avicularia placed on calcareous thickenings in young zooecia. Mandibles hooked at the tips. Orifice with small sinus. No ovicells noticed.

Synonym (s)
Rhynchozoon globosum Harmer, 1957
Rhynchozoon globosum Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 23/09/1965) (Depth: 5 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
  • 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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