Phoronida is a small phylum consisting of about 12 species. These "horseshoe worms" are U-shaped and live in shallow marine sediments. They filter-feed by means of a ciliated organ called a lophophore, as do the Brachiopods and Bryozoans.
Introduction to the Phoronida
Introduction to the Phoronida, a small phylum related to brachiopods and bryozoans.
Geographical distribution, systematics (including relationship to other lophophorates), list of species, scientific papers, links. Site is in English, Spanish, and French.
Illustration of the internal anatomy of a horseshoe worm and a list of species.
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