Hydrozoa | Leptothecata
Bouillon, J., C. Gravili, F. Pagès, J.-M. Gili and F. Boero. 2006. (Ref. 8278)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; brackish; depth range 0 - 31 m (Ref. 87156)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean.
Depth range recorded from Belize (Ref. 87156) Found in Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, in patch reefs, Thalassia beds, reef crest, and fore-reef slopes on algae and Thalassia blades at depths of 0.2 to 31 m. As with other hydroids, this species exhibits a pelagic medusiod stage (Ref. 87156). Members of the order Leptothecata include L-form hydroids. Life cycle: The zygote develops into planula and later into polyp then into free-swimming medusa (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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