Hydrozoa | Leptothecata
Environment / Climate / Range
Sessile; brackish; depth range 2 - 100 m (Ref. 86643). Subtropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Minimum depth recorded from Belize (Ref. 87156) Known from tidal inlets, exposed areas of bays, including any ledges at their entrance, sounds, caves, shallow reefs and deeper coastal substrates (25- 100m) of the offshore fore-reef slope (Ref. 86643). Also found in Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, in patch reefs, mangrove islands, Thalassia beds, back reef, high and low spur and groove zones, sand trough, outer ridge and fore-reef slopes on algae, Thalassia blades, mangrove roots, hydroids and substrates composed of dead corals and gorgonians at depths of 2 to 31 m. As with other hydroids, this species exhibits a pelagic medusiod stage (Ref. 87156). Reproduction occurs only in hydroid stage (Ref. 1663, p. 19). Period of reproductive maturity recorded for Carrie Bow Cay, Belize is 21st of June, during which the sample collected had gonophores or medusa buds (Ref. 87156).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Reproduction occurs only in hydroid stage (Ref. 1663, p. 19). Period of reproductive maturity recorded for Carrie Bow Cay, Belize is 21st of June, during which the sample collected had gonophores or medusa buds (Ref. 87156).
Migotto, A.E., A.C. Marques, A.C. Morandini and F.L. da Silveira. 2002. (Ref. 813)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 8.7 - 27.7, mean 23.3 (based on 734 cells; Ref. 115970