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Synonyms for bryozoan

sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles

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Bryozoan colonies are constructed in various ways, including flat and encrusting, branched in many ways, spherical, feather-like, leafy or lacy, and thick heavy crusts.
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).
Kathleen Stormont, whose group recorded the bryozoan sighting two weeks ago, said at the time their colonies are "kind of like three-day-old Jello," with a firm but gelatinous texture.
Chen, Oxygenated Steroids from Marine Bryozoan Biflustra grandicella, Biochem.
Regarding to the Eocene of Catalonia, the Ardanatz AD3 level outcrops, with the stellate and conical siliceous sponges and erected bryozoan colonies, could be compared to the Bartonian shelf deposits from the Vic Marls Formation in the northeastern part of the Ebro Basin (Busquets et al., 1994; Pisera and Busquets, 2002; Astibia et al., 2014).
Impact of some trace metals on bryozoan occurrences, Red Sea coast, Egypt.
PERMANOVA using Euclidean distances (Anderson et al., 2008) to compare densities of gammarid amphipods and percentage covers of the bryozoan Electra crustulenta between boulders from three random sites in each of the sampled two locations, with boulder size as covariate; n = 5.
Bryozoan fauna associated with gas platforms offshore in Colombian Caribbean.
nigra crude extracts inhibited the growth of environmental bacteria, inhibited the metamorphosis of the bryozoan Bugula neritina, and reduced settlement by polychaetes, algae, and barnacles in field experiments.
Scientists analyzed of the 59 bryozoan species and found no significant change in body length.
Bryozoan, Bivalve, Brachiopodal Calcareous Sandstone Facies (MF5): This facies is 2m thick.
Of the 78 taxa identified, only 38 were quantified in the abundance assessment, of these only 19 had more than 1% IRI in at least 1 sampling site and date: 13 red algae, 2 brown algae, 1 hydrozoan, 1 bryozoan, and 2 tunicates (Table 1).