Poricella frigorosa Winston, Vieira & Wollaccott, 2014,

Almeida, Ana C. S., Souza, Facelucia B. C., Menegola, Carla & Vieira, Leandro M., 2017, Diversity of marine bryozoans inhabiting demosponges in northeastern Brazil, Zootaxa 4290 (2), pp. 281-323: 295-296

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4290.2.3

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Poricella frigorosa Winston, Vieira & Wollaccott, 2014
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Poricella frigorosa Winston, Vieira & Wollaccott, 2014 

( Figs. 34–35View FIGURES 30 – 35. 30 – 33)

Poricella frigorosa Winston, Vieira & Wollaccott, 2014: 186  , fig. 30. Poricella mucronata: Almeida et al. 2015b: 4  .

Material examined. UFBA 1585, Todos os Santos Bay, 13°00’S, 38°32’W, 3–8 m, coll. 2013 (on sponge Callyspongia  sp.)GoogleMaps  ; UFBA 2066, UFBA 2388, Camamu Bay , 13°53’S, 38°59’W, 18–20 m, coll. October 2012 (on sponge Myrmekioderma  sp.).GoogleMaps 

Remarks. Poricella frigorosa  has encrusting colonies ( Fig. 34View FIGURES 30 – 35. 30 – 33), autozooids with 3–4 orificial spines, an anchor-shaped frontal mucro, a central cluster of two or three round to oval pores, large interzooecial avicularia with a typically straight and pinched distal margin, and with a densely calcified ooecia opening above the operculum ( Fig. 35View FIGURES 30 – 35. 30 – 33) (Winston et al. 2014). Poricella frigorosa  is part of the Poricella mucronata ( Smitt, 1873)  species complex (Winston et al. 2014). Until the description of P. frigorosa  , P. mucronata  and Poricella  sp. were the only species recorded from the Brazilian coast ( Vieira et al. 2008; Almeida et al. 2015b). Part of these specimens may also belong to P. frigorosa  . No information about the substrata of the specimens reported from Brazil was given. Species of Poricella  are known to encrust other bryozoans, coral skeletons, red algae, lava boulders and serpulid tubes (Tilbrook et al. 2001; Berning 2006; Dick et al. 2006; Moissette et al. 2007).

Distribution. Atlantic: endemic to Brazil (Bahia and Rio de Janeiro) (Winston et al. 2014).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Bryozoa

Class

Gymnolaemata

Order

Cheilostomatida

Family

Arachnopusiidae

Genus

Poricella

Loc

Poricella frigorosa Winston, Vieira & Wollaccott, 2014

Almeida, Ana C. S., Souza, Facelucia B. C., Menegola, Carla & Vieira, Leandro M. 2017
2017
Loc

Poricella frigorosa

Almeida 2015: 4