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Staurotheca profunda   Peña Cantero & Vervoort, 2003

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Classification
Hydrozoa | Leptothecata | Sertulariidae
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Main reference
Peña Cantero, A.L. and W. Vervoort. 2003. (Ref. 7414)
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Environment
Demersal; depth range 1647 - 2044 m (Ref. 7414)

Climate / Range
Polar

Distribution
Antarctic Atlantic: Scotia Sea.
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Short description
30mm long, polysiphonic over almost its entire length. Main stem giving rise to three branches on the same side and another branch on the opposite side; branching approximately in one plane. Hydrothecae alternately arranged in one plane, forming two longitudinal rows. Hydrothecae only slightly immersed into the branches, strongly curved outwards. Adcauline hydrothecal wall free for approximately half of its length. Free adcauline wall straight or slightly convex. Abcauline hydrothecal wall concave. Aperture circular; rim even and usually provided with numerous short renovations, tilted downwards, forming an acute angle with long axis of branch. Hydrotheca lacking mushroom-shaped diaphragm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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