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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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