Stenolaemata

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Stenolaemata

[‚sten·ə·lə′mäd·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A class of marine ectoproct bryozoans having lophophores which are circular in basal outline and zooecia which are long, slender, tubular or prismatic, and gradually tapering to their proximal ends.
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Degrees of colony dominance in stenolaemate and gymnolaemate bryozoa.
They reported a trend in the maximum in Mesozoic and Cenozoic cheilostomes, but none in the (mainly) Paleozoic stenolaemates, which apparently were highly integrated at their first appearance (Boardman and Cheetham 1973).
The majority (about 2/3) of bryozoans are entirely calcific, including essentially all of the extant stenolaemates (Smith et al., 2006).
Stenolaemates, including the cyclostomes, form their skeletons almost entirely of low-Mg calcite; mineralogical complexity is provided by the gymnolaemate cheilostomes (Smith et al., 2006).