Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata
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
Sessile; brackish; depth range 4 - 6 m (Ref. 87156)
Climate / Range
Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Oceans.
Depth range recorded from Belize (Ref. 87156) Colonial (Ref. 19). Found in patch reefs and mangrove islands on mangrove roots and substrates composed of dead corals and gorgonians. In Belize, it is found at depths of 4-6 m. As with other hydroids, this species exhibits a pelagic medusiod stage. Reproduction occurs only in hydroid stage (Ref. 1663, p. 13). Period of reproductive maturity recorded for Carrie Bow Cay, Belize is from 2nd April to 21st June, 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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