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n. pl.1.(Zool.) A suborder of Bryozoa, usually having a circle of bristles below the tentacles.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Se identificaron diez especies de briozoos pertenecientes a la Clase Gymnolaemata, de los cuales siete son del Orden Cheilostomata y tres del Ctenostomata (Tabla 1).
Class Gymnolaemata includes the uncalcified order Ctenostomata and the youngest order, Cheilostomatida, with typically box-shaped zooids; it is this speciose (4921 extant species) order that provides most mineralogical variability (Bock and Gordon, 2013; Smith et al., 2006).
Molecular and morphological characterization of Amathia distans Busk and Amathia brasiliensis Busk (Bryozoa: Ctenostomata) from the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic.
Organization of the nervous system and sensory organs in the larva of the marine bryozoan Bowerbankia gracilis (Ctenostomata, Vesiculariidae): functional significance of the apical disc and pyriform organ.
The reproductive biology of the gymnolaemate bryozoan Bowerbankia gracilis (Ctenostomata: Vesiculariidea).