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Bougainvillia superciliaris   (Agassiz, 1849)

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata | Bougainvilliidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Cairns, S.D., D.R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C.B. Castro, D.G. Fautin, P.R. Pugh, C.E. Mills, W.C. Jaap, M.N. Arai, S.H.D. Haddock and D.M. Opresko. 2003. (Ref. 1663)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 0.9 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2992)

Environment

Sessile

Climate / Range

Polar

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Arctic, Western Atlantic and Eastern Pacific. Mostly polar, but also subtropical and boreal.

Short description

Bell measures 10 mm high and wide; manubrium varies from pink to white, with 4 very distinctive dichotomously-branched oral tentacles; 4 radial canals; 4 tentacle bulbs, each bearing similar tentacles (<60) and with its own dark ocellus; transparent umbrella (Ref. 2376).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Colonial (Ref. 19). Fairly short-lived, occurring in late spring or summer and feeding especially on barnacle nauplii; preyed on by Aequorea and other medusivorous hydromedusae (Ref. 2376). Species exhibits both asexual and sexual reproduction by budding during hydroid stage and release of gametes in medusae stages (Ref. 1663, p. 12, 16).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown