Entoprocts gallery


Entoproctes are solitary or colonial marine animals (only 1 freshwater species). They generally live at shallow depths often in association with other species (commensalism). They have a long, contractile peduncle with an adhesive disc at the base and at the other end, a crown of tentacles in the center of which is the mouth and anus. (hence their name from the Greek ento = in and proktos = anus).

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