Zooids (left) and close-up of primary orifice (right) of Puellina vulgaris, from Tilbrook et al. (2001). Scale bars equal (left) 0.25 mm and (right) 0.05 mm.

Belongs within: Cheilostomata.

The Cribrilinidae are a living family of encrusting bryozoans in which the frontal shield is made up of radiating, hollow spines.

<==Cribrilinidae [Cribrilinoidea, Cribrimorpha]
    |--Cribrilina annulata KBC03
    |--Puellina Jullien 1886 THG01
    |    |--*P. gattyae (Landsborough 1852) [=Lepralia gattyae] THG01
    |    |--P. egretta Ryland & Hayward 1992 THG01
    |    `--P. vulgaris Ryland & Hayward 1992 THG01
    `--Figularia Jullien 1886 THG01
         |--*F. figularis (Johnston 1847) [=Lepralia figularis] THG01
         |--F. fissa H30
         |--F. jucunda Canu & Bassler 1929 THG01
         |--F. lepida Hayward 1988 THG01
         `--F. pulcherrima Tilbrook, Hayward & Gordon 2001 THG01

*Type species of generic name indicated


[H30] Harmer, S. F. 1930. Presidential address. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London 141: 68-118.

[KBC03] Kashin, I. A., E. V. Bagaveeva & S. F. Chaplygina. 2003. Fouling communities of hydrotechnical constructions in Nakhodka Bay (Sea of Japan). Russian Journal of Marine Biology 29: 267-283.

[THG01] Tilbrook, K. J., P. J. Hayward & D. P. Gordon. 2001. Cheilostomatous Bryozoa from Vanuatu. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 131: 35-109.

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