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Table 1 Main differences in the myoanatomy of investigated Phylactolaemata. [26, 36, 37]. Two layers of the bodywall muscles are circular + longitudinal, while 3 layers also includes a diagonal one

From: Reconstructing the muscular ground pattern of phylactolaemate bryozoans: first data from gelatinous representatives

  tentacle sheath muscles bodywall muscles epistome muscles lophophoral arm muscles ring canal muscles
Pectinatella longitudinal + circular 3 layers muscle fibers traversing the epistomal cavity present + prominent present
Cristatella longitudinal + circular 2 layers muscular basket present + prominent present
Fredericella longitudinal + circular 2 layers muscular basket absent not described
Hyalinella mainly longitudinal 2 layers muscular basket +muscle fibers traversing the epistomal cavity present present
Plumatella mainly longitudinal 2 layers muscular basket present not described
Lophopodella not described 2 layers muscle fibers traversing the epistomal cavity not described not described
Lophopus longitudinal 3 layers muscle fibers traversing the epistomal cavity not described not described