Rosalina bradyi   (Cushman,  1915) (Foraminifera)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polythalamea

Size: 10 ┬Ám.

Trochospiral concavo-convex test; dorsally evolute; chambers 15, slightly inflated; sutures limbate, raised; ventrally involute, slightly concave, chambers 6 with umbilical flaps; umbilicus depressed; periphery keeled; aperture slit-like extended up to periphery, supplementary foramen on chambers irregular and complex, generally a bifurcating indentation extending from umbilical to peripheral margin; wall calcareous, coarsely perforations on dorsal and fine on ventral side.

Synonym (s)
Discorbis globularis var. bradyi Cushman, 1915

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Agatti Atoll (Lat: 10.85) (Long: 72.18) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Suhelipar Atoll (Lat: 10.07) (Long: 72.25) INDIA
• Daman and Diu, Diu INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram (Lat: 9.26) (Long: 79.28) INDIA (Depth: 3 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.71) (Long: 78.15) INDIA (Depth: 3 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari (Lat: 8.08) (Long: 77.58) INDIA (Depth: 3 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari (Lat: 8.06) (Long: 77.58) INDIA (Depth: 3 mts)
• Gujarat, Kharo Creek INDIA (Record: 12/1994) (Depth: 4-13.5 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Rao, KK; Sivadas, P; Narayanan, B; Jayalakshmy, KV and Krishnan Kutty, M (1987) Distribution of foraminifera in the lagoons of certain islands of the Lakshadweep Archipelago, Arabian Sea Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Publications and Information Directorate, CSIR, New Delhi 16(3) 161-178 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Ifremer Available at -
  • Raghunathan, C; Gupta, SR; Wangikar, U and Lakhmapurkar, J (2004) A record of live corals along the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat, Arabian Sea Current Science Current Science Association and Indian Academy of Sciences 87(8) 1131-1138 Available at -
  • Kathal, PK and Singh, VK (2010) First report of some recent benthic foraminifera from the east coast of India Journal of the Geological Society of India Geological Society of India 76(1) 69-74 Available at -
  • Nigam, R and Chaturvedi, SK (2000) Foraminiferal study from Kharo creek, Kachchh (Gujarat), north west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 29 133-138 Available at -

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