Hydrozoa | Leptothecata
Bouillon, J., C. Gravili, F. Pagès, J.-M. Gili and F. Boero. 2006. (Ref. 8278)
Size / Weight / Age
Pelagic; brackish; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 86643)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Belize and Bermuda. Tropical and subtropical.
Known from mangroves (Ref. 86642) tidal inlets, sounds, caves, shallow coastal benthic habitats (< 25 m), deeper coastal substrates (25- 100m) of the offshore fore-reef slope, upper slope (> 100m), tops of Challenger and Argus seamounts (Ref. 86643). 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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