Marine bryozoans

Class Stenolaemata

Number of families Approximately 25

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Colonial marine animals, superficially plantlike in appearance, made up of many units that feed or perform other vital functions, and having rigid, calcified supportive skeletons.

Photo: Crisulipora occidentalis. (Photo by E. R. Degginger/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

Class Stenolaemata

Number of families Approximately 25

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Colonial marine animals, superficially plantlike in appearance, made up of many units that feed or perform other vital functions, and having rigid, calcified supportive skeletons.

Photo: Crisulipora occidentalis. (Photo by E. R. Degginger/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

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