Lophophorates: Ectoprocts and Brachiopods
|Lophophore||Characteristic, crown of ciliated tentacles that surround the mouth|
|No distinct head, sessile||have true coelom|
|Ectoprocts|| -colonial animals that superficially resemble clumps of moss|
-bryozoans (moss animals)
-most species, colony encased by hard exoskeleton studded with pores through which the lophophores extend.
|Brachiopods- lamp shells|| -superficially resemble clams, but two halves are dorsal and ventral rather than lateral|
-all are marine