Hydrozoa | Leptothecata
Peña Cantero, A.L. and W. Vervoort. 2003. (Ref. 7414)
Size / Weight / Age
Demersal; depth range 262 - 569 m (Ref. 7414)
Climate / Range
Has polysiphonic stem, the presence of anastomoses and mushroom-shaped diaphragm, the presence of stolons originating at the hydrothecal base and growing downwards, and the
two to four longitudinal rows of hydrothecae.
Depth based on occurrence record; to be replaced with better reference. 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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