| Anasca, Cheilostomata, Membranipora, Gymnolaemata, Ctenostomata|Malacostegina Wikipedia
Malacostegina is a sub-order of marine, colonial bryozoans in the order Cheilostomata. The structure of the individual zooids is generally simple, with an uncalcified, flexible frontal wall. This sub-order includes the earliest known cheilostome, in the genus Pyriporopsis (Electridae).
The genus Christinella is currently incertae sedis within the Malacostegina.