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This bryozoan classification only concerns marine species from Western Europe; thus, non-European and fossil species are excluded. Only the classification concerning the species presented in this website is fully mentionned; else, if a species is not referred to in this website, this classification is incomplete.

Classification of West-European Bryozoans

Moss animals

  • Class Stenolaemata
  • Order Cyclostomata
  • Suborder Articulata
  • Family Crisiidae
  • See photo of Crisia cf. aculeata Crisia cf. aculeata Hassall, 1841
  • See photo of Crisia cf. ramosa Crisia cf. ramosa Harmer, 1891
  • Suborder Tubuliporina
  • Family Tubuliporidae
  • See photo of Idmidronea atlantica Idmidronea atlantica (Forbes, in Johnston, 1847)
  • See photo of Tubulipora cf. plumosa Tubulipora cf. plumosa Thomson, in Harmer, 1898
  • Suborder Rectangulata
  • Family Lichenoporidae
  • See photo of Disporella hispida Disporella hispida (Fleming, 1828)
  • Class Gymnolaemata
  • Order Ctenostomata
  • Suborder Carnosa
  • Superfamily Alcyonidioidea
  • Family Alcyonidiidae
  • See photo of Alcyonidium gelatinosum Alcyonidium gelatinosum (Linnaeus, 1761)
  • Family Flustrellidridae
  • See photo of Flustrellidra hispida Flustrellidra hispida (O. Fabricius, 1780)
  • Order Cheilostomata
  • Suborder Anasca
  • Superfamily Inovicellata
  • Family Aeteidae
  • See photo of Aetea anguina Aetea anguina (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Superfamily Scrupariina
  • Family Scrupariidae
  • See photo of Scruparia chelata Scruparia chelata (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Superfamily Malacostega
  • Family Membraniporidae
  • See photo of Membranipora membranacea Membranipora membranacea (Linnaeus, 1767)
  • Family Electridae
  • See photo of Electra pilosa Electra pilosa (Linnaeus, 1767)
  • See photo of Electra posidoniae Electra posidoniae Gautier, 1957
  • Family Flustridae
  • See photo of Chartella papyracea Chartella papyracea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
  • See photo of Flustra foliacea Flustra foliacea Linnaeus, 1758
  • Superfamily Pseudostega
  • Family Cellariidae
  • Superfamily Cellularina
  • Family Scrupocellariidae
  • See photo of Scrupocellaria cf. reptans Scrupocellaria cf. reptans (Linnaeus, 1767)
  • See photo of Scrupocellaria scruposa Scrupocellaria scruposa (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Family Bugulidae
  • See photo of Bicellariella ciliata Bicellariella ciliata (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • See photo of Bugula angustiloba Bugula angustiloba (Lamarck, 1816)
  • See photo of Bugula calathus Bugula calathus Norman, 1864
  • See photo of Bugula neritina Bugula neritina (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • See photo of Bugula plumosa Bugula plumosa (Pallas, 1766)
  • See photo of Bugula turbinata Bugula turbinata Alder, 1857
  • See photo of Caberea boryi Caberea boryi (Audouin, 1826)
  • Suborder Cribrimorpha
  • Superfamily Ascophora
  • Family Chorizoporidae
  • See photo of Chorizopora brongniartii Chorizopora brongniartii (Audouin, 1826)
  • Family Hippoporinidae
  • See photo of Pentapora fascialis Pentapora fascialis (Pallas,1766)
  • See photo of Pentapora foliacea Pentapora foliacea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
  • Family Smittinidae
  • See photo of Porella compressa Porella compressa (J. Sowerby, 1805)
  • See photo of Porella radiata Porella radiata 
  • Family Schizoporellidae
  • See photo of Schizobrachiella sanguinea Schizobrachiella sanguinea (Norman, 1868)
  • See photo of Schizomavella mamillata Schizomavella mamillata (Hincks, 1880)
  • See photo of Schizomavella sarniensis Schizomavella sarniensis Hayward & Thorpe, 1995
  • See photo of Schizoporella unicornis Schizoporella unicornis (Johnston in Wood, 1844)
  • See photo of Cf. Schizoporella sp. Cf. Schizoporella sp. 
  • Family Myriaporidae
  • See photo of Myriapora truncata Myriapora truncata (Pallas,1766)
  • See photo of Myriapora sp. Myriapora sp. 
  • Family Reteporidae
  • See photo of Reteporella grimaldii Reteporella grimaldii (Jullien in Jullien & Calvet, 1903)
  • Family Celleporidae
  • See photo of Cellepora pumicosa Cellepora pumicosa (Pallas, 1766)
  • See photo of Omalosecosa ramulosa Omalosecosa ramulosa (Linnaeus, 1767)
  • See photo of Turbicellepora avicularis Turbicellepora avicularis (Hincks, 1860)
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