Asterzoa

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Asterzoa is a diverse superphylum of Carpozoan fauna. Ancestrally resembling a starfish with only four arms, they have branched into a variety of forms, including active bilateral predators, sessile cnidarian-like filter feeders, and leaf-like photosynthesizers. They have notably modified the "bait" feature ancestral to carpotestans for a great variety of different uses, including filter-feeding, sensory purposes, and even locomotion.

Subgroups and Classifications

Asterzalia (Phylum)

Active asterzoa capable of swimming.

Asterstreidia (Phylum)

Sessile, filter-feeding asterzoa.

Asterfolia (Phylum)

Superficially leaf-like asterzoa with cell walls which are capable of photosynthesis.