Aeverrillia setigera   (Hincks,  1887) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gymnolaemata

Size: Length 520 µ.
Breadth 130 µ (broadest region).

Delicate, yellowish or pale amber colored colonies consisting of delicate stolons, peduncles and autozooids. Primary stolons give rise to secondary or even tertiary stolons which are slightly curved. Zooecia placed in pairs, attached to the chitinized stolons by means of peduncles. The peduncle short, separated from the stolon as well as the zooids by septa with single pores. Autozooids usually paired, bilateral to the primary stolon, slightly converge from the place of attachment, and not parallel. The elongate oval zooecia with two to four slightly elongated distal spines, placed on chitinous flaps bordering the orifice. Setigerous collar long and slender, with thin regular chitinous setae, reinforcing the semi-transparent membranous folds of the collar. Tentacles eight in number. A gizzard present.

Synonym (s)
Buskia setigera Hincks, 1887
Buskia setigera Thornely, 1905
Buskia setigera Harmer, 1915
Buskia setigera Hastings, 1932
Buskia setigera Marcus, 1939
Aeverrillia setigera Marcus, 1941
Aeverrillia setigera Rogick, 1945
Aeverrillia setigera Menon and Nair, 1967
Aeverrillia setigera Menon and Nair, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1887)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1905)
• Palk Bay INDIA (Record: 1905)
• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA (Record: 14/12/1963) (Depth: 18 mts)
• Gujarat, Kathiawar INDIA (Record: 1916)

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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