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Major Subgroups of Bryozoa


Class: Stenolaemata

Order: Cyclostomata


Geological Range: Ordovician - Recent


Description: Erect or encrusting bryozoans. Interzooecial walls usually pierced by pores. The image below shows an SEM photo of Crisia elongata, illustrating growth pattern of the tubular zooids. 



Photo by J. Winston, courtesy of Smithsonian Marine Station,
Fort Pierce, FL.


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Author: Luke Mander
Last updated: 20.11.05
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