Eurystomellidae Levinsen, 1909

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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

[Eurystomella foraminigera] Integripelta novella [Selenariopsis gabrieli] [Selenariopsis macgillivrayi]
Eurystomella foraminigera
(Image from Gordon, 1989)
Integripelta novella Selenariopsis gabrieli
(Other images available)
Selenariopsis macgillivrayi
[Selenariopsis marginata] [Zygopalme crystallina]
Selenariopsis marginata Zygopalme crystallina
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)

Integripelta bilabiata at

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