Eudendrium capillare Alder, 1856

Galea, Horia R., 2008, On a collection of shallow-water hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from Guadeloupe and Les Saintes, French Lesser Antilles, Zootaxa 1878, pp. 1-54: 9

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.184149

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scientific name

Eudendrium capillare Alder, 1856
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Eudendrium capillare Alder, 1856 

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Eudendrium capillare Alder, 1856: 355  , pl. 12 figs 9–12.—Millard, 1975: 82, fig. 27 E –J.— Calder, 1988 b: 41, figs 30– 32.—Hirohito, 1988: 77, figs 24 G –H, 25.— Marques et al., 2000: 88, figs 28–34.— Schuchert, 2001 a: 27, fig. 16.

Material examined. Stn. 7: 25.03.2008 —a small, sterile colony composed of several unbranched or sparingly branched stems, up to 4 mm high, on alga.

Type locality. Embleton Bay, Northumberland, Great Britain.

Remarks. The identification of this small, sterile Eudendrium  is based on the presence of a single type of nematocysts (heterotrichous microbasic euryteles) in the hydranth. The dimensions of undischarged capsules, (7.0– 8.1) × (3.0– 3.4) µm, are very similar to those reported by Calder (1988 b) for E. capillare  from Bermuda, i.e. (7.1 –8.0) × (3.0– 3.2) µm. For a recent description of this species, see Calder (1988 b). Additional notes on the structure of gonophores are given by Marques et al. (2000).

Distribution. Reliable records, based on identification of the nematocyst complement, are from Europe, the Mediterranean, Bermuda, South Africa, and Greenland ( Schuchert 2001 a).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Anthoathecata

Family

Eudendriidae

Genus

Eudendrium

Loc

Eudendrium capillare Alder, 1856

Galea, Horia R. 2008
2008
Loc

Eudendrium capillare

Schuchert 2001: 27
Marques 2000: 88
Calder 1988: 41
Alder 1856: 355
1988