Cigclisula turrita   (Smitt,  1873) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Zoarium encrusting, often more or less hemispherical. Zooecia erect, the large orifices central, rounded by tubercles or massive conical or truncate projections. Orifices large, deeply sunk, subcircular or slightly wider proximally; the condyles not far behind the middle. Avicularia minute, circular, numerous, on various parts of the colony; or large, spatulate, probably vicarious. Ovicells inconspicuous. Opercula with well marked marginal sclerites; the occlusors inserted near the distal end.

Synonym (s)
Lepralia turrita Thornely, 1907
Lepralia turrita Robertson, 1921
Cigclisula turrita Harmer, 1957

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Arabian Sea 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 -

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