Crisia elongata   Milne Edwards,  1838 (Bryozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Stenolaemata

Size: Length 450-500 µ; breadth 70-75 µ

Delicate,erect, bushy, well branched zoarium. Projecting peristomes give the branches a serrated appearance. Zooecia long and adnate, the peristome placed obliquely directing forwards. No ovicell noticed.

Synonym (s)
Crisia elongata Milne Edwards, 1838
Crisia elongata Busk, 1886
Crisia holdsworthii Thornely, 1905
Crisia elongata Waters, 1914
Crisia elongata Harmer, 1915
Crisia elongata Osburn, 1953
Crisia elongata Menon and Nair, 1967
Crisia elongata Menon and Nair, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Dangers
(Cause fouling.)



• Tamil Nadu, Off Mandapam INDIA (Record: 28/12/1964) (Depth: -10 mts)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni Atoll INDIA (Depth: -3 mts)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Nagabhushanam, AK and Krishnan, S (1993) Observations on the distribution of some of the marine organism inhabiting the inter-tidal zone along the western continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal, with particular reference to the Tamil Nadu coastal strip Records of the Zoological Survey of India 93(3-4) 449-490 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • 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 -
  • Raveendran, TV;De Souza, AP and Wagh, AB (1990) Fouling of polyzoans of Bombay offshore waters Mahasagar NIO, Goa 23(2) 169-178 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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