Calloporidae Norman, 1903

Synonyms Author
Alderinidae Canu & Bassler, 1925
Allantoporidae Vigneaux, 1949
Ogivalininae Vigneaux, 1949
Tegellidae Vigneaux, 1949

Colonies generally encrusting laminar sheets, rarely erect. Zooids often with extensive gymnocyst, an oval area including a cryptocyst which varies from minimal to extensive. Spines marginal to area absent or present, and may arch over the frontal membrane forming a protective cover. Interzooidal communication by septular pores or through pore-chambers. Avicularia variable in frequency and type: absent in some species, adventitious, interzooecial or vicarious in others. Ovicells range widely from barely detectable caps to prominent hyperstomial types.

This family includes the genera:

  1. Acanthobaktron (now in Family Cribrilinidae)
  2. Acanthoporella
  3. Acanthoporidra
  4. Adenifera
  5. Akatopora (now in Family Akatoporidae)
  6. Alderina
  7. Allantocallopora
  8. Allantopora
  9. Ammatophora
  10. Amphiblestrum
  11. Antropora (now in Family Antroporidae)
  12. Apiophragma
  13. Aplousina
  14. Aviculamphiblestrum (subgenus of Amphiblestrum)
  15. Barrosia
  16. Berthelsenia
  17. Biaviculigera
  18. Bidenkapia
  19. Bonellina
  20. Bryobrownius
  21. Bryocalyx
  22. Callistopora (now in Family Cribrilinidae)
  23. Callopora
  24. Cauloramphus
  25. Cavalliella
  26. Clavodesia
  27. Concertina
  28. Copidozoum
  29. Corbulella
  30. Cranosina
  31. Crassicellepora
  32. Crassimarginatella
  33. Cymulopora (Now placed in Cymuloporidae)
  34. Dactylostega (Now placed in Foveolariidae)
  35. Daisyella: See Pyriporoides
  36. Dermatopora
  37. Dionella
  38. Distelopora
  39. Doryporella (now in Family Doryporellidae)
  40. Doryporellina (now in Family Doryporellidae)
  41. Ellisina
  42. Folkeborgia - See Gregarinidra
  43. Filiflustrella. See Bactrellaria
  44. Filiflustrina
  45. Flustrellaria
  46. Foratella
  47. Foveolaria (Now Foveolariidae)
  48. Gilbertopora
  49. Glenelgia
  50. Hapsidopora
  51. Hemiseptella
  52. Hillmeropora
  53. Judyella
  54. Kenoaplousina
  55. Kristerina
  56. Kunradocella
  57. Lamourouxia
  58. Lateroflustrella Now in Antroporidae
  59. Leptinatella
  60. Marginaria
  61. Marssonopora
  62. Megapora (now in Family Pyrisinellidae)
  63. Membraniporidra
  64. Mystriopora
  65. Niwapora
  66. Odontionella (now in Family Foveolariidae)
  67. Ogivalina
  68. Olisthella
  69. Onychoblestrum
  70. Ornatella
  71. Pachybaktropora
  72. Parantropora (now in Family Antroporidae)
  73. Parellisina
  74. Periporosella
  75. Pithodella
  76. Planicellaria
  77. Platypyxis
  78. Pseudoallantopora
  79. Punctocellaria
  80. Pyriflustrina
  81. Pyriporella
  82. Pyriporoides
  83. Quasicallopora
  84. Quitocallopora
  85. Ramphonotus
  86. Recapitulator
  87. Reptoflustrella
  88. Reptoporina
  89. Retevirgula
  90. Semiflustrella
  91. Semiflustrina
  92. Septentriopora
  93. Setosinella (in Microporidae)
  94. Solenophragma
  95. Stamenocella
  96. Tegella
  97. Tremogasterina
  98. Treptopora
  99. Tumaiella
  100. Tylopora
  101. Tyloporella Now in Onychocellidae
  102. Unidistelopora
  103. Valdemunitella
  104. Wilbertopora
  105. Xylochotridens

This large diverse grouping almost certainly needs further subdivision.

Acanthoporidra angusta Adenifera armata [Alderina flaventa] [Alderina imbellis]
Acanthoporidra angusta
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Adenifera armata Alderina flaventa Alderina imbellis
[Amphiblestrum lyrulatum] [Amphiblestrum paleogenicum] [Aplousina gigantea] Callopora craticula Callopora sarae
Amphiblestrum lyrulatum Amphiblestrum paleogenicum
Thanks to Dennis Gordon
Aplousina gigantea Callopora craticula
(Matt Dick)
Callopora sarae
(Matt Dick)
Cauloramphus cryptoarmatus Cauloramphus magnus Cavalliella linearis Corbulella corbula
Cauloramphus cryptoarmatus
(Matt Dick)
Cauloramphus magnus
(Andrew Grischenko photo)
Cavalliella linearis Corbulella corbula
Corbulella gibba Cranosina coronata Crassicellepora voigti Crassimarginatella eremitica
Corbulella gibba Cranosina coronata Crassicellepora voigti
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Crassimarginatella eremitica
(Thanks to Matt Dick)
Crassimarginatella extenuata Crassimarginatella matildae Crassimarginatella papulifera Crassimarginatella sculpta
Crassimarginatella extenuata
(Thanks to Matt Dick)
Crassimarginatella matildae
(SEM from Pica et al., 2022)
Crassimarginatella papulifera Crassimarginatella sculpta
Crassimarginatella similis [Distelopora bipilata] [Leptinatella gordoni] [Marginaria prolixa]
Crassimarginatella similis Distelopora bipilata Leptinatella gordoni
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Marginaria prolixa
(thanks to Matt Dick)
[Membraniporidra porrecta] [Onychoblestrum propinquum] [Onychoblestrum hastingsae] [Parellisina albida]
Membraniporidra porrecta
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Onychoblestrum propinquum Onychoblestrum hastingsae
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Parellisina albida
[Parellisina falcata] Periporosella tantilla Pithodella cincta [Platypyxis weddellensis]
Parellisina falcata Periporosella tantilla
(Thanks to Dr Paul Taylor)
Pithodella cincta
(Thanks to Dr Paul Taylor)
Platypyxis weddellensis
[Pyriporella ameghinoi] Pyriporoides circularis [Recapitulator mirus] [Setosinella prolifica]
Pyriporella ameghinoi
(thanks to Paul Taylor and Dennis Gordon.)
Pyriporoides circularis
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Recapitulator mirus Setosinella prolifica
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
[Tegella aquilirostris] [Tegella arctica][Tegella horrida] [Tegella japonica]
Tegella aquilirostris
(Thanks to Matt Dick)
Tegella arctica Tegella horrida
(Thanks to Matt Dick)
Tegella japonica
(Andrew Grischenko photo)
[Tumaiella dieffenbachi] [Valdemunitella pyrula]
Tumaiella dieffenbachi
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Valdemunitella pyrula

Alderina page at NMITA
Amphiblestrum page at NMITA
Callopora page at NMITA
Cauloramphus page at NMITA
Copidozoum page at NMITA
Crassimarginatella page at NMITA
Parellisina page at NMITA
Retevirgula page at NMITA

Alderina smitti at The Bryozoans of the Pacific.
Cauloramphus brunea at The Bryozoans of the Pacific.
Copidozoum planum at The Bryozoans of the Pacific.

Callopora craticula at Atlas of Arctic Bryozoa - Piotr Kuklinski.

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Edited by Phil Bock
Modified on 27/6/2017
Modified on 21/2/2018 (Separated Ellisinidae)
Modified on 30/12/2018 (Transferred Tyloporella to Onychocellidae)
Modified on 28/4/2021
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