lophophore

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lophophore

the ring of ciliated tentacles around the mouth in polyzoans and brachiopods.
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Reproduction of marine invertebrates, echinodermata and lophophorates.
Calcitic semi-nacre is much more common in lophophorates (Taylor & Weedon 2000).
Lophotrochozoan phylogeny assessed with LSU and SSU data: evidence of lophophorate polyphyly.
On the basis of the occurrence of the micro-lamellar shell structure, cross-bladed lamellar structure, regularly foliated structure, pseudopunctae (both out-wardly and inwardly pointed), pores, and possible periostracum-like external organic layer (Vinn & Taylor 2007; Filipiak & Jarzynka 2009) we suggest that the problematic tubeworms with tentaculitid affinities were phylogenetically closely linked to lophophorates (e.
It is thus tempting to speculate that the last common ancestor of the lophophorates also had an apical organ composed of numerous serotonergic flask cells (Santagata, 2008b).
Gilmour's views on feeding by hemichordates and lophophorates.
The method of feeding of lophophorates (Bryozoa, Phoronida, Brachiopoda).
85-245 in Reproduction of Marine Invertebrates, Volume VI, Echinoderms and Lophophorates.
301-353 in Reproduction of Marine Invertebrates, Vol VI: Echinoderms and Lophophorates, A.
Though recent evidence suggests the lophophorates are polyphyletic (Halanych et al.