Plumularia floridana Nutting, 1900

Calder, Dale R., 2013, Some shallow-water hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from the central east coast of Florida, USA, Zootaxa 3648 (1), pp. 1-72 : 37

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5263438

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scientific name

Plumularia floridana Nutting, 1900
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Plumularia floridana Nutting, 1900

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Plumularia floridana Nutting, 1900: 59 , pl. 2, figs. 4–5.— Jones, 2002: 217.

Type locality. USA: Florida, “two miles west of Cape Romano...” ( Nutting 1990: 59) .

Voucher material. Off Vero Beach, 27°41.2’N, 80°14.5’W, 17 m, 13.ii.1974, small biological dredge, R/ V Gosnold Station 220/226, four colony fragments, up to 1.9 cm high, without gonophores, ROMIZ B1080 GoogleMaps .

Remarks. Material examined here came from a station on the inner continental shelf off Vero Beach. With the exception of its occurrence on floating Sargassum ( Fraser 1944) , Plumularia floridana Nutting, 1900 is a species more frequently recorded inshore than offshore along the southeastern United States. While common in estuaries of South Carolina ( Calder & Hester 1978; Calder 1983), it has not yet been reported from hard bottom areas on the shelf between North Carolina and Florida ( Cain 1972; Wenner et al. 1984). As noted earlier ( Calder 1997), the species is eurytopic, surviving temperatures down to 10° C and salinities as low as 25‰.

An extensive synonymy of this species is listed in Ansín Agís et al. (2001), who described material from the Canary Islands.

Reported distribution. Atlantic coast of Florida. Biscayne Bay ( Jones 2002).

Western Atlantic. South Carolina ( Calder 1983) to Brazil (Oliveira et al. submitted), including Bermuda ( Calder 1997) and the Gulf of Mexico ( Calder & Cairns 2009). It extends northwards to New England on Sargassum ( Fraser 1944) .

Elsewhere. Believed to be circumglobal, mostly in tropical and warm-temperate waters ( Ansín Agís et al. 2001).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Plumulariidae

Genus

Plumularia

Loc

Plumularia floridana Nutting, 1900

Calder, Dale R. 2013
2013
Loc

Plumularia floridana

Jones, T. 2002: 217
Nutting, C. C. 1900: 59
1900