Tetraplaria ventricosa   (Haswell,  1881) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Internodes consisting of 1-10 or 11 pairs of zooecia, which are convex, separated by distinctive sutural lines; often pyriform, narrower proximally. Surface with deep conical pits, each with a pore. Orifices with large rounded sinus. Ovicells developed on both members of a pair of zooecia; limited by sutural lines; the fertile orifices larger than the others.

Synonym (s)
Onchopora ventricosa Haswell, 1880
Diploecium simplex Thornely, 1905
Diploecium simplex Thornely, 1907
Diploecium simplex Robertson, 1921
Tetraplaria gryllus Canu and Bassler, 1929
Tetraplaria ventricosa Harmer, 1957

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1907)

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
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.

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