Caleschara minuta (Maplestone, 1909)

Synonyms Author
Caleschara levinseni Harmer, 1926
Floridinella arculifera Canu & Bassler, 1927
Caleschara laxa Canu & Bassler, 1929

Caleschara minuta is found from the Indo West Pacific.
Specimen from Kermadec Ridge. Thanks to Dennis Gordon and NIWA.

Original description: Steganoporella minuta Maplestone, 1909
Locality: Kiribati (Gilbert Islands).
Type specimen: NMV F45058

Description from Tilbrook, 2006. (PDF file)

Reference: Cook, Patricia L., & Bock, Philip E., 2001.
Calescharidae, a new family for the Tertiary to Recent genera Caleschara MacGillivray and Tretosina Canu & Bassler (Bryozoa: Cheilostomata).
Invertebrate Taxonomy, 15: 527-550.


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