Overview

Comprehensive Description

General Description

Bryozoans in this family form erect, branched, unjointed and unilaminar colonies, attached by rhizoids. Zooids long, parallel-sided, with almost all of the frontal surface membranous; lateral walls lightly calcified; marginal spines usually present. Pedunculate “bird’s head” avicularia characteristically present. Ovicells independent and hyperstomial, with ectooecium membranous.  
(Hayward and Ryland, 1998)

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Source: Bryozoa of the British Isles

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Evolution and Systematics

Evolution

classification

Previous classification placed this family under the currently unvalid subordo Anasca.
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Source: World Register of Marine Species

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:206
Specimens with Sequences:629
Specimens with Barcodes:162
Species:32
Species With Barcodes:27
Public Records:174
Public Species:12
Public BINs:15
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Barcode data

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