Malta has several species of zoophytes, sponges, mollusca and crustacea.
Hincks, A History of British Hydroid Zoophytes (2 vols., London, 1868); 27.
Dana on Zoophytes (1846), Geology (1849) and Crustacea (2 vols., 1852-1854).
Dujardin gave a less detailed but more accurate account under the name of Zoophytes Systolides.
Dujardin, Histoire naturelle des zoophytes (1841); T.
To meet these defects it is found that numerous species encourage or demand the companionship of various zoophytes, simple or colonial.
GRAPTOLITES, an assemblage of extinct zoophytes whose skeletal remains are found in the Palaeozoic rocks, occasionally in great abundance.