Antroporidae Vigneaux, 1949

Colony encrusting, unilaminar or multilaminar. Autozooid cryptocyst moderately developed, gymnocyst negligible or absent. Spines absent. Avicularia interzooidal, small, and vicarious, large. Ovicells small, cap-like, endozooidal (After Tilbrook, Hayward & Gordon, 2001)

Synonyms Author Type Species
Akatoporidae In Ostrovsky, 2013; apparently a lapsus for Antroporidae. There is no Akatoporidae in Vigneaux, 1949.

This family includes the genera:

  1. Akatopora
  2. Antropora
  3. Ellisantropora
  4. Lateroflustrella
  5. Parantropora
  6. Rosseliana
  7. Samudraka
Akatopora clausentina Antropora granulifera Antropora minor
Akatopora clausentina
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Antropora granulifera
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Antropora minor
(thanks to Matt Dick)

Antropora page at NMITA

Antropora leucocypha - at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida.

Antropora granulifera at The Bryozoans of the Pacific.
Antropora typica at The Bryozoans of the Pacific.
Akatopora tincta at The Bryozoans of the Pacific (as Antropora).

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