Records of the Zoological Survey of India; A Journal of Indian Zoology Volume 1

Records of the Zoological Survey of India; A Journal of Indian Zoology Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...usually number four, sometimes five, but not six, and are jointed at their bases; also there are, here and there, large pointed avicularia not described by Busk. No ooecia are present. Locality.--Marshall Channel, Andamans (Indian Marine Survey). 62. Mucronella tubulosa, Hincks. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., series 5, vol. vi, p. 383, 1880. Locality.--Marshall Channel, Andamans (Indian Marine Survey). 63. Mucronella formidabilis, sp. nov. FlG. 6.--Mucronella formidabilis, sp. nov. Zoarium incrusting, of a light brown colour. Zooecia large, deeply divided, rising irom the base to the orifice, coarsely and regvdarly punctured. Orifice large, arched above, contracted near the base, with a point there on either side below the hinge of the operculum. Six to eight large, jointed spines above, six of which show in front of the ooecium when present. Peristome rising below the orifice into a swollen hollow process with an avicularium on its inner aspect lying horizontally and having a tongue-shaped mandible. Numerous protuberances bearing small, rounded avicularia scattered over the front wall of the zooecium and round the margin of the orifice, sometimes reduced to two or three only. Ooecia finely punctured, their sides prolonged downwards, leaving a square opening. Locality.--N. Sentinel bearing N. 15 miles, W. 18 miles, 250 fathoms; growing on the cast spine of a sea-urchin. There are resemblances between this species and Mucronella vultur and M. aviculifera, but there is the great distinction here of no internal denticle to the orifice. 64. Mucronella maculata, sp. nov. FlG. 7.--Mucronella maculala. sp. nov. Zoarium incrusting, loosely attached to sea weed. Zooecia large, distinct, deeply divided. Surface finely granulated. Orifice rounded above, more

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