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Velella velella   (Linnaeus, 1758)

by-the-wind sailor
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Classification
Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata | Porpitidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Migotto, A.E., A.C. Marques, A.C. Morandini and F.L. da Silveira. 2002. (Ref. 813)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.0 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 2376)

Environment
Sessile

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Cosmopolitan, usually in warmer to warmer temperate waters.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known as a floating hydroid colony. Feeds on fish eggs, euphausiid eggs, copepods and appendicularians (Ref. 002376) and consumed by surface dwelling animals. Known from surface or near surface water layers, including porpitids and the halopelagic Sargassum fauna (Ref. 86643). Reproduction occurs only in hydroid stage (Ref. 1663, p. 14).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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