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

Size (Zooecium): Length 450 µ; breadth 130 µ.

Zoarium attached to the substratum by delicate and translucent rootlets. Main stem covered with cuticle. Alternating angulations present at the nodes. Two branches arise from an internode, a third one when present represented as rootlets. Zooecia arranged alternating on one side of the branch. Sub-cylindrical zooecia constricted at the point of attachment with the main stem. Tentacles eight in number. Pleated collar short.

Synonym (s)
Vesicularia papuensis Busk, 1886
Vesicularia papuensis Harmer, 1915
Vesicularia papuensis Menon and Nair, 1967
Vesicularia papuensis Menon and Nair, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour INDIA (Record: 04/09/1964)

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 -
  • Nair, PSR (1991) Occurrence of bryozoa in Vellar estuarine region,south east coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources 20 277-279 Available at - NIO Goa
  • 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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