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An annotated checklist of coral-associated bryozoans. American Museum novitates ; no. 2859

Show simple item record Winston, Judith E. en_US 2005-10-06T18:08:52Z 2005-10-06T18:08:52Z 1986 en_US
dc.description 39 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 34-39). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Bryozoans are known to be an important component of cryptic reef communities worldwide, with many species apparently circumtropical in distribution. Taxonomic work on reef bryozoans still lags behind work on their ecology. This checklist, which includes an illustration or a reference to an illustration for each species, is an attempt to assist both taxonomists and ecologists in identifying reef-associated species. To date, 284 species of bryozoans have been reported from coral substrata and/or reef environments in the following areas: Caribbean, Red Sea, East Africa, Indonesia, Great Barrier Reef, Eniwetak, Hawaii, Eastern Pacific. The majority of them (69%) are ascophoran cheilostomes. Anascan cheilostomes are also abundant (25%), while tubuliporates and ctenostomes have been recorded much less frequently. Parasmittina, Celleporaria, and Rhynchozoon are the most successful cheilostome genera in terms of number of species recorded from reefs. Most genera and many species are recorded from at least two tropical areas"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2859 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2859, 1986 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bryozoa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coral reef animals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Marine invertebrates. en_US
dc.title An annotated checklist of coral-associated bryozoans. American Museum novitates ; no. 2859 en_US
dc.title.alternative Coral-associated bryozoans en_US
dc.type text en_US

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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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