Rhabdopleura

• (n.) A genus of marine Bryozoa in which the tubular cells have a centralchitinous axis and the tentacles are borne on a bilobed lophophore. It is the type of the order Pterobranchia, or Podostomata
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Rhabdopleura

(from the article `pterobranch`) ...tentacles used to filter food, usually small planktonic plants and animals, from the surrounding water; and a trunk containing a U-shaped gut. ... ...superficially similar but quite different from hydroids and pogonophores in both manner of growth and internal support occur in the graptolites, ... ...
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Rhabdopleura

Rhab`do·pleu'ra noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'ra`bdos a rod + ............ the side.] (Zoology) A genus of marine Bryozoa in which the tubular cells have a centralchitinous axis and the tentacles are borne on a bilobed lophophore. It is the type of the order Pterobranchia, or Po...
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