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

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New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History
"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].
39 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 34-39).