Bryozoans will be familiar to students and specialists of marine biology, but they may not be immediately recognised for what they are by the beginner. Even the former may struggle to put a name to the species encountered. This Synopsis of the British Fauna will help!
This Synopsis is part of a series of four devoted to the Bryozoa. For other groups of bryozoans, see Synopsis 14: Cheilostomatous Bryozoa 2 (Hippothooidea – Celleporoidea), Synopsis 33: Ctenostome bryozoans and Synopsis 34: Cyclostome bryozoans.