Overview

Comprehensive Description

General Description

Colony erect, jointed or unjointed. Autozooids hexagonal or lozenge-shaped, in longitudinal series, usually alternating around the branch. Frontal membrane transparent or light brown in colour, apparent in dried specimens as a concave glistening surface over the autozooid. No gymnocyst. Cryptocyst completely covering frontal surface of autozooid, depressed, imperforate; transparent; transition between them. Opesia reduced to a semicircular area approximately coextensive with the operculum; proximal and/or distal condyles present or absent. Spines absent. Avicularia vicarious. Ovicell completely immersed, not visible at the distal end of the autozooid – immediately above the opesia.
(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: 18
Specimens with Sequences: 9
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species: 6
Species With Barcodes: 3
Public Records: 2
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Barcode data

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Source: Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD)

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