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Blackfordia virginica   Mayer, 1910

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Classification
Hydrozoa | Leptothecata | Blackfordiidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Wrobel, D. and C.E. Mills. 1998. (Ref. 2376)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 1.8 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2376)

Environment
Pelagic

Climate / Range
Boreal

Distribution
Eastern Pacific, Western Atlantic and the Black Sea: native to the Black Sea and introduced worldwide. Mostly boreal, but also in subtropical and tropical.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found mostly in bays and harbors (introduced by shipping). Tolerates salinities of 3 to 35 ppm, i.e., eurythermal; feeds on copepods, copepod nauplii and barnacle nauplii (Ref. 2376). Species exhibits both asexual and sexual reproduction by budding during hydroid stage and release of gametes in medusae stages (Ref. 1663, p. 19, 26).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Mass conversion

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Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown