Scrupariidae Busk, 1852

Colonies of creeping chains of discrete zooids or kenozooids, with scattered erect series. Zooids expand from a narrow tubular proximal part to a domed central part with an oval frontal opesia. Zooids are poorly calcified; budding of zooids may be from the distal margin of the zooid or from the proximal side of the opesia. Brooding is in a bivalved ovicell distal to a specialised maternal zooid.

Includes the genera:

  1. Brettiopsis
  2. Scruparia
Scruparia ambigua
Scruparia ambigua

Scruparia ambigua - from San Francisco, at the California Academy of Sciences.


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