Aquatic, colonial animals with branching, mossy or fan-like growth. They resemble corals but have more complex nervous, muscular and digestive systems.
Also known as moss-animals. A group of small, aquatic colonial animals. Many possess well-developed calcareous skeletons that are commonly fan-shaped, stick-like or mound-like but may also be encrusting. Sometimes form significant components of reefs.
are minute invertebrate marine colonial creatures, that constructed their common home (skeleton) from calcium carbonate; they play an important role in Miocene reefs.
Marine animals commonly known as moss animals, sea mats or (for some forms) lace coral. The majority of living byrozoans are encrusting, forming flat sheets that spread out over the substrate but others grow upwards into the water column.
Animals from the Phylum Bryozoa.
Belonging to the phylum Bryozoa, these colonies of microscopic animals can look like moss, coral, sponge or algae with feeding tentacles. The individuals among the colonies are called zooids.