Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata
Environment / Climate / Range
Demersal; depth range 5 - 40 m (Ref. 3086). Tropical
Atlantic Ocean, Western Pacific and the Mediterranean. Tropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Marques, A.C., A.L. PeÃ±a Cantero and W. Vervoort. 2000. (Ref. 3086)
Complementary nematocysts macrobasic euryteles arranged in warts around hydranth body, usually absent from hypostome; male and female blastostyles completely reduced; spadix of female blastostyle unbranched when immature and shed when mature, encircled by perisarc and linked to axis of blastostyle by a short peduncle (Ref. 3086).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 17.2 - 28.9, mean 26.9 (based on 584 cells; Ref. 115970