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Filifera

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Filifera is a suborder of hydrozoans in the order Anthoathecata. They are found in marine, brackish and freshwater habitats.

Characteristics

Members of this suborder are characterised by the filiform tentacles of the polyps which do not terminate in knobs. The rose corals, family Stylasteridae, secrete calcium carbonate exoskeletons around a network of stolons.[1]

Families

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Glass model of Neoturris pileata

According to the World Register of Marine Species, the following families are found in this suborder :[2]

References

  1. ^ Ruppert, Edward E.; Fox, Richard, S.; Barnes, Robert D. (2004). Invertebrate Zoology, 7th edition. Cengage Learning. p. 167. ISBN 978-81-315-0104-7.
  2. ^ Schuchert, Peter (2015). "Filifera". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
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Filifera: Brief Summary

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Filifera is a suborder of hydrozoans in the order Anthoathecata. They are found in marine, brackish and freshwater habitats.

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