Nolella papuensis   (Busk,  1886) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size (Zooecium): Length 1250 µ; breadth 200 µ.

Zooecia vary greatly in size, based on the rate of development. Striated ectocyst often covered with mud. The stolon-like proximal portion represents the adnate part, and the erect portion, the peristome. From the base arise stolon-like portions often four or more in number, and give rise to cylindrical peristomes with squarish orifices. Distal end of fertile zooecia often with embryos.

Synonym (s)
Cylindroecuim papuense Busk, 1886
Nolella papuensis Harmer, 1915
Nolella papuensis Menon and Nair, 1967
Nolella papuensis Menon and Nair, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (Record: 1967)

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 -
  • 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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