Electridae Stach, 1937 (1851)

Synonyms Author
Electrinidae d'Orbigny, 1851

Colonies encrusting, forming branching chains of discrete zooids, or irregular laminar expansions; often growing on algae or seagrass. Zooids often thinly calcified, less often heavily calcified, with extensive gymnocyst and a large opesia and frontal membrane. Intertentacular organ present. Flexible cuticular or partly calcified spinous processes may extend from the margin of the opesia; in some cases these are branched and spread over the frontal membrane. Larvae free-swimming, planktotrophic, of cyphonautes type. Ovicells and avicularia absent.

This family includes the genera

  1. Arbocuspis
  2. Arbopercula
  3. Aspidelectra
  4. Bathypora
  5. Bullaconopeum
  6. Charixa
  7. Conopeum
  8. Craspedopora
  9. Craspedoporina
  10. Danocella
  11. Einhornia
  12. Electra
  13. Eokotosokum
  14. Filiflustra (Unidentifiable)
  15. Filiflustrellaria
  16. Gontarella (Now in Calloporidae)
  17. Haplostoechios
  18. Harpecia
  19. Herpetopora
  20. Iyarispora
  21. Kenocharixa
  22. Lapidosella
  23. Miravitrea
  24. Mychoplectra
  25. Osburnea
  26. Pyripora
  27. Pyriporopsis. Now in Elementellidae.
  28. Reptoflustrina
  29. Rhammatopora
  30. Samudraka (Now in Antroporidae)
  31. Spinicharixa
  32. Tamanicella
  33. Tarsocryptus
  34. Villicharixa
[Arbocuspis bellula] [Arbocuspis bicornis] [Arbocuspis emanuelae] [Arbocuspis multicornis]
Arbocuspis bellula Arbocuspis bicornis Arbocuspis emanuelae Arbocuspis multicornis
[Arbocuspis ramosa] [Small Arbopercula angulata] [Small Arbopercula bengalensis] [Bathypora nitens]
Arbocuspis ramosa Arbopercula angulata Arbopercula bengalensis Bathypora nitens
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Conopeum nakanosum Conopeum tenuissimum [Craspedopora typica] [Einhornia korobokkura]
Conopeum nakanosum Conopeum tenuissimum Craspedopora typica
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Einhornia korobokkura
(Thanks to Matt Dick)
[Electra asiatica] [Electra pilosa] [Kenocharixa goshouraensis] [Kenocharixa kashimaensis]
Electra asiatica Electra pilosa Kenocharixa goshouraensis Kenocharixa kashimaensis
[Mychoplectra crassa] [Mychoplectra pocula] [Pyripora catenularia] Tarsocryptus laboriosus
Mychoplectra crassa Mychoplectra pocula
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Pyripora catenularia Tarsocryptus laboriosus
[Villicharixa strigosa]
Villicharixa strigosa
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)

Electra pilosa at Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland.

Conopeum reticulum at MarLIN - Marine Life Information Network for Britain and Ireland.
Einhornia crustulenta at MarLIN - Marine Life Information Network for Britain and Ireland.
Electra pilosa at MarLIN - Marine Life Information Network for Britain and Ireland.

Electra page at NMITA
Mychoplectra page at NMITA

Arbocuspis bellula - at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida.

Conopeum cf tenuissimum - from the California Biota Website.

Conopeum commensale at The Bryozoans of the Pacific.

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Edited by Phil Bock
Modified on 30/1/2017
Modified on 6/7/2018
Modified on 8/2/2019
Modified on 5/5/2020
Modified on 14/8/2021
Modified on 5/11/2021 (Moved Pyriporopsis to Elementellidae)
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