Cheilostomatous Bryozoa (part 2)

Hippothooidea – Celleporoidea

Bryozoans are a phylum of aquatic, sessile, colonial animals. These predominantly marine animals can be common, forming a conspicuous part of the hard substratum epifauna on most rocky shores, especially in shallow sub-littoral habitats. There are approximately 300 species in Britain.

This Synopsis covers superfamilies Hippothooidea to Celleporoidea in the Cheilostomata. It is one of four Synopses devoted to the Bryozoa.The volume includes a detailed discussion of the classification, biology and ecology of these animals. Keys to families, genera and species (where possible) are included.