Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata
Migotto, A.E., A.C. Marques, A.C. Morandini and F.L. da Silveira. 2002. (Ref. 813)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 86643)
Climate / Range
Antarctic, Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Oceans. Cosmopolitan.
Colonial (Ref. 19). Known from tidal inlets, sounds, caves and Shallow Coastal benthic habitats (< 25 m) (Ref. 86643). Found in low spur and groove zones and outer grid on substrates composed of dead corals and gorgonians. In Belize, it is found at depths of 9 to 18 m. As with other hydroids, this species exhibits a pelagic medusiod stage (Ref. 87156). It is epizoic on hydroids, i.e. Sertularella fuegonensis (Ref. 87801). Period of reproductive maturity recorded for Carrie Bow Cay, Belize is from 29th March to 12th May, during which the sample collected had gonophores or medusa buds (Ref. 87156).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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