Hornera pectinata   Busk,  1861 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Stenolaemata

Size: Length 3000 µ; breadth (main stem) 500 µ

Zoarium light purplish in hue, arising from an expanded base. Branching irregular. Zooecia arranged in transverse rows of two to four tubules. Rim of the peristome thin with delicate serrations. Strongly developed sulci more or less regular. No ovicell noticed.

Synonym (s)
Hornera pectinata Busk, 1861
Hornera pectinata Norman, 1909
Hornera pectinata Osburn, 1953
Hornera pectinata Menon and Nair, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA (Record: 24/02/1964) (Depth: -18 mts)

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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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