Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata
Puce, S., C. Cerrano, C. Di Camillo, G. Bavestrello and A.C. Marques. 2006. (Ref. 3669)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Western Central Pacific: Australia and Indonesia.
Colonies dioecious, arborescent, up to 10 cm in height, at times planar; main stems unfascicled. Hydrocauli arising from creeping hydrorhiza; branches delicate, more or less regular, occurring over entire hydrocaulus, up to 2nd order branches present; pedicels arising from main stem or 1st order branches.
Members of the order Anthoathecata are mostly colonial A-form hydroids. Life cycle: The zygote develops into planula inside the gonophore and is later released as an actinula which metamorphoses into polyp stage (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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