Colony encrusting, unilaminar to multilaminar; or erect, foliaceous. Frontal shield of autozooids an evenly perforated cryptocyst. Primary orifice with concave or distinctly sinuate border; condyles present. Oral spines present or absent. Ovicells with ectooecium and entooecium both calcified but unfused, the ectooecium typically with pores or larger membranous fenestrae. Avicularia adventitious, often polymorphic. Vertical walls with uniporous or multiporous septula.
(Hayward and Ryland, 1999)
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:7
Specimens with Barcodes:5
Species With Barcodes:3
The Bitectiporidae is a family within the bryozoan order Cheilostomata. Colonies are encrusting on shells and rocks or upright bilaminar branches or sheets. The zooids generally have at least one adventitious avicularia on their frontal wall near the orifice. The frontal wall is usually covered with small pores and numerous larger pores along the margin. The ovicell, which broods the larvae internally, is double-layered with numerous pores in the outer layer, and sits quite prominently on the frontal wall of the next zooid.
- Family Bitectiporidae
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