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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POLLUTION: Creatures including bryozoans, nudibranchs, crabs and barnacles living on a drifting plastic bottle
Bryozoans or moss animals are colonial animals that encrust corals and rocky surfaces.
The Caradocian (Ordovician)-Wenlock (Silurian) Takche Formation of the Spiti region, northwestern Himalaya, is a highly fossiliferous litho-unit which has yielded bryozoans, coral reefs, conodonts, algae, ostracods and trilobites (Hayden 1904; Reed 1912; Bhargava & Bassi 1986, 1998; Suttner 2003, 2007).
But when I finally arrived at the University of Waikato, dazed with distance, Cam suggested that I study bryozoans. At that point, I did not know what they even were.
They feed primarily on sponges, tunicates, algae, bryozoans and eggs.
During the warmer months, sponge colonies, and sometimes bryozoans (Notteghem, 2016), serve as hosts for sisvrid larvae until the larvae desert the sponge late in the third instar to find a dry protected place to pupate (Pupedis, 1985).
The shale beds of the unit are highly fossiliferous and yield Productus, Crinoids and Bryozoans fauna.
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.