Overview

Brief Summary

Fossil species

recent & fossil

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Evolution and Systematics

Functional Adaptations

Functional adaptation

Tentacles catch tiny particles: bryozoans
 

Members of bryozoan colonies capture tiny plants and animals to feed on by thrusting feathery tentacles into the current.

 
  "The individuals of the bryozoan colony, called zooids, are about one-sixteenth of an inch in length and consist of little more than a digestive system encased within a compartment of leathery or calcified skeleton. The zooids feed through a trapdoor that opens to the outside. By thrusting feathery tentacles into the current, they sweep tiny plants and animals into their open mouths with a quick, flicking motion." (Winston 1990:70)
  Learn more about this functional adaptation.
  • Winston, Judith E. 1990. Life in Antarctic depths. (Cover story). Natural History. 99(9): 70.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:11
Specimens with Sequences:10
Specimens with Barcodes:10
Species:7
Species With Barcodes:7
Public Records:10
Public Species:7
Public BINs:8
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