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Autozooids with cryptocystidean frontal shield, evenly perforate, or with marginal pores only. Primary orifice with define anter and poster, with well defined condyles; poster often narrowed to constitute a sinus. Oral spines present or absent. Avicularia adventitious and/or vicarious, or absent. Ovicell present. Vertical walls with multiporous septula or basal pore chambers.

(Hayward and Ryland, 1999)

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Source: Bryozoa of the British Isles

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