Gymnolaemata

Gymnolaemata are a class of Bryozoans. Gymnolaemata are sessile, mostly marine organisms and grow on the surfaces of rocks, kelp, and in some cases on animals[citation needed], like fish. Zooids are cylindrical or flattened. The lophophore is protruded by action of muscles pulling on the frontal wall. This order includes the majority of living bryozoan species.

Gymnolaemata
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Flustra foliacea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Bryozoa
Class: Gymnolaemata
Allman, 1856
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  1. ^ "Gymnolaemata". www.itis.gov. Retrieved 21 January 2022.