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Bryozoans in this family form encrusting colonies. Frontal wall gymnocystal, thin, imperforate. Primary orifice D-shaped, without spines. Avicularia vicarious. Pore-chambers tubular. Ovicell imperforate, hyperstomial, closed by the zooidal operculum.

(Hayward and Ryland, 1999)

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Source: Bryozoa of the British Isles

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