Cribrilina mutabilis n. sp., an Eelgrass-Associated Bryozoan (Gymnolaemata: Cheilostomata) with Large Variation in Zooid Morphology Related to Life History

@inproceedings{Ito2015CribrilinaMN,
  title={Cribrilina mutabilis n. sp., an Eelgrass-Associated Bryozoan (Gymnolaemata: Cheilostomata) with Large Variation in Zooid Morphology Related to Life History},
  author={M. Ito and T. Onishi and M. Dick},
  booktitle={Zoological science},
  year={2015}
}
  • M. Ito, T. Onishi, M. Dick
  • Published in Zoological science 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • We describe the cribrimorph cheilostome bryozoan Cribrilina mutabilis n. sp., which we detected as an epibiont on eelgrass (Zostera marina) at Akkeshi, Hokkaido, northern Japan. This species shows three distinct zooid types during summer: the R (rib), I (intermediate), and S (shield) types. Evidence indicates that zooids commit to development as a given type, rather than transform from one type to another with age. Differences in the frontal spinocyst among the types appear to be mediated by a… CONTINUE READING
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