Eurystomellidae Levinsen, 1909

Synonyms Author
AUSTRALIANIDAE Powell, 1966

Diagnosis: Colony thinly calcified, forming encrusting sheets, or free-living, lunulitiform, anchored by basal rhizoids. Zooids with extensive gymnocystal frontal, with minute oral cryptocyst embayments and small, proximal costal areas. Avicularia absent. Ovicells large, immersed, sometimes kenozooidal, with uncalcified frontal windows.

This family includes the genera

  1. Eurystomella
  2. Integripelta
  3. Selenariopsis
  4. Zygopalme

Integripelta novella [Selenariopsis gabrieli] [Selenariopsis macgillivrayi] [Selenariopsis marginata]
Integripelta novella Selenariopsis gabrieli
(Other images available)
Selenariopsis macgillivrayi Selenariopsis marginata
[Zygopalme crystallina]
Zygopalme crystallina
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)


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