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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Sparry and porous beds composed of ramous bryzoa fragments are brown and black in color, and occur down-dip to the west in this interval.
The Lost River Chert Bed is found above the Goodes Cave entrance in a sequence of sublithographic and micritic limestone beds bearing brachiopods and fenestrate bryzoas. Small black chert nodules occur 2m below this unit that includes a 2cm chert band.
Fine structure of a potential photoreceptor organ in the larva of Bugula neritina (Bryzoa).