phylum Cycliophora


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Noun1.phylum Cycliophora - tiny marine organisms each the size of a period found in great numbers on lobsters' lips; identified tentatively in 1995 as a new phylum or as possible link between Entoprocta and Ectoprocta
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
Symbion pandora - only known species of Cycliophora; lives symbiotically attached to a lobster's lip by an adhesive disk and feeding by means of a hairy mouth ring; its complex life cycle includes asexual and sexual phases
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes