Triphyllozoon philippinense   (Busk,  1884) (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Order:Cheilostomatida
Family:Phidoloporidae

Image copyrights: The Marine Biological Association of India

Description
It form large coralline structure by anastomoses of tubular branches. The colonies are brittle, foliaceous and highly calcified.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Ecosystem balance, Dangers
(Indicators of oceanic perturbations
Coral reef dwellers)

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari (Lat: 8.50) (Long: 77.85) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Louis, S and Menon, NR (2008) Tsunami and marine biodiversity concerns Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 110-112 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

Page last updated on:2010-10-05

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