Cigclisula occlusa   (Busk,  1884) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

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Erect, foliaceous, bilaminar, with undulating lobes or more definite branches. Zooecia elongate, moderately convex septal lines not very distinct. Pores not numerous, in deep pits, with no definite marginal areolae. Primary orifice deeply sunk, more or less sinuate. Avicularia (suboral) in the peristome, usually small, occasionally enlarge; (large) vicarious, spatulate, sometimes wanting; (small) round, frontal, extremely numerous in the older state. Ovicells with a median sieve-like area. Opercula generally longer than wide, sinuate.

Synonym (s)
Escharoides occlusa Busk, 1884
Escharoides occlusa Robertson, 1921
Cigclisula occlusa Canu and Bassler, 1929
Cigclisula occlusa Harmer, 1957

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1921)

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 -
  • Recent and fossil bryozoa Available at -

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