lophophore

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lophophore

the ring of ciliated tentacles around the mouth in polyzoans and brachiopods.
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For mode of larval nutrition, we compared species with feeding and nonfeeding larvae within the Mollusca, the Echinodermata, and the Lophophorata, and between the Cnidaria and Ctenophora.
Within the Lophophorata, the bryozoan with multiciliated cells took 1.
Within the Lophophorata, the times to first swimming for the feeding phoronid and bryozoan bracketed that of the nonfeeding brachiopod.