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Frontal shield with distinct marginal pores; rarely with additional scattered frontal pores. Orifice cleithridiate (keyhole-shaped) or lepraloid, with lateral condyles. Oral spines present or absent. Avicularia adventitious or interzooidal. Ovicells present. Interzooidal communications by septula or pore chambers.

(Hayward and Ryland, 1999)

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Source: Bryozoa of the British Isles

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