Kirchenpaueria curvata (Jäderholm, 1904), Jaderholm, 1904

Galea, Horia R. & Schories, Dirk, 2012, Some hydrozoans (Cnidaria) from Central Chile and the Strait of Magellan, Zootaxa 3296, pp. 19-67 : 59

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.280882

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3512244

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0382D51C-9F75-FFD6-FF5A-25D4FEA26738

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scientific name

Kirchenpaueria curvata (Jäderholm, 1904)
status

 

Kirchenpaueria curvata (Jäderholm, 1904)

(fig. 8 I)

Kirchenpaueria curvata — Galea et al., 2009: 15 View Cited Treatment (synonymy).

Material examined. Stn. RHO — 01.xi. 2009, DS 264 (15 m): numerous stems epizoic on Plumularia setacea , Thuiaria polycarpa , Sertularella sp., and a bryozoan (MHNG-INVE- 79644).

Remarks. The gonotheca of this species has been described first by Fraser (1938) from material originating from Galápagos, but his account is rather brief and no morphometrical data are provided. The gonotheca illustrated (pl. 20 fig. 9) by Stepanjants (1979) may not belong to K. curvata (S. Stepanjants, pers. comm.) 13.

The present material contains two fertile stems, each bearing a single gonotheca. Gonothecae borne on apophyses of basalmost stem internodes; bottle-shaped, 545 and 565 µm long, 285 and 275 µm wide, respectively; lateral walls parallel, merging basally into an indistinct pedicel; apically flattened, carrying a large (95 and 100 µm wide, respectively), centrally-placed, rounded aperture; perisarc moderately thin, smooth to slightly undulated. Gonophore a residual, unidentifiable mass of tissue near the aperture, but sex possibly female, given the size of the aperture.

Further collecting at the same station is expected to provide additional fertile material, allowing the description of the gonophores.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Kirchenpaueriidae

Genus

Kirchenpaueria

Loc

Kirchenpaueria curvata (Jäderholm, 1904)

Galea, Horia R. & Schories, Dirk 2012
2012
Loc

Kirchenpaueria curvata

Galea 2009: 15
2009