entoproct


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entoproct

(ˈɛntəʊˌprɒkt)
n
(Animals) a small, filter-feeding marine animal of the phylum Entoprocta
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Noun1.entoproct - any of various moss-like aquatic animals usually forming branching colonies; each polyp having a both mouth and anus within a closed ring of tentacles
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
Endoprocta, Entoprocta, phylum Entoprocta - sometimes considered a subphylum of Bryozoa
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In contrast, neither entoproct transcriptome produced clear TLR homologs, and the nemertean Malacobdella grossa produced only one questionable hit.
To date, the only uncontested fossil entoproct comes from the Jurassic (205 to 142 million years ago).
This opposed-band feeding mechanism is described from some entoproct larvae (Jagersten, 1964), although recent observations have cast doubt on that interpretation for another entoproct larva (Haszprunar and Wanninger, 2008).
The band of compound cilia around the mouth could be pulled out into a pair of lateral loops, just like the loops of the prototroch on the entoproct tentacles (Nielsen, 2001).
In addition, the entoproct creeping larva shows a typical tetraneurous condition, which previously had been considered diagnostic for Mollusca alone (Wanninger et al.
Similar features were noted for the creeping larva of the entoproct Loxosomella murmanica (Wanninger et al.
The adult and larval morphology and life history of the entoproct Barentsia gracilis (M.
8% of the total, are new records (four polychaetes, two ascidians, one cnidarian, one bryozoan, one barnacle, two entoprocts and three mollusks).
2008), entoprocts (Fernandez-Leborans & Gabilondo 2006, Fernandez-Leborans & Gabilondo 2008), nematodes (Normant et al.
some polychaetes, sipunculids, vestimentiferans, echiurans, entoprocts, and molluscs).