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Further observations on water current patterns in living Bryozoa
Cook, P.L.M.; Chimonides, P.J. (1980). Further observations on water current patterns in living Bryozoa. Cah. Biol. Mar. 21(4): 393-402
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
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  • Cook, P.L.M.
  • Chimonides, P.J.

    The occurrence of active excurrent chimneys has been observed in Smittoidea reticulata, Parasmittina trispinosa and Membranipora membranacea . In M. membranacea the chimney groups are formed by large zooids which alternate in position with smaller zooids. The patterning of 'tower cell' kenozooids, which are developed later in ontogeny, is very similar, and it is inferred that they are derived from active chimney groups, and function as passive chimneys.

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