Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata
Migotto, A.E., A.C. Marques, A.C. Morandini and F.L. da Silveira. 2002. (Ref. 813)
Size / Weight / Age
Demersal; depth range 10 - 20 m (Ref. 3086)
Climate / Range
Southwest Atlantic: Brazil. Mediterranean: Italy and France.
Small and delicate, sparingly branched colonies; complementary nematocysts; macrobasic euryteles; male blastostyles not reduced, bearing a few two-chambered sporosacs (Ref. 3086).
Occurs at depths of 10 to 20 m on algae, hydroids and bryozoans (Ref. 3093). 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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