Bryozoa

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Noun1.Bryozoa - marine or freshwater animals that form colonies of zooidsBryozoa - marine or freshwater animals that form colonies of zooids
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
bryozoan, moss animal, polyzoan, sea mat, sea moss - sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding
Ectoprocta, phylum Ectoprocta - coextensive with or a subphylum of Bryozoa
Endoprocta, Entoprocta, phylum Entoprocta - sometimes considered a subphylum of Bryozoa
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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Bryozoans and echinoderms commonly encrusted hard substrates in the Ordovician (Taylor & Wilson 2003).
Filter-feeding animals called bryozoans doubled their growth on heated panels, crowding out other species that seemed to fare well on unheated panels.
High temperatures also create bacteria such as bryozoans which can block the irrigation sprinkler system.
In the Silurian Period the Earth was considerably different - Canberra was a warm, shallow sea home to many aquatic invertebrate animals such as brachiopods, corals and bryozoans.
Then there are the fossils found here: gastropods and cephalopods, crinoids and bryozoans, worm holes and tracks.
Their siliciclastic content mainly consists of clay, whereas the carbonate content mainly derives from the abundant calcareous skeletal remains, such as bryozoans and others.
These little creepy-crawlies represent the ubiquitous aquatic invertebrates--biologists use terms like oligochaete worms, bryozoans, as well as the larvae of caddisflies, mayflies, and chironomids (midges).
Balanoids, polychaetes, bivalves and bryozoans are the recorded encrusters.
Red algae, Green algae, Pieces of corals, Bryozoans, Miliolids, Bigenerina sp.