Turritopsis

Galea, Horia R., Försterra, Günter & Häussermann, Verena, 2007, Additions to the hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from the fjords region of southern Chile, Zootaxa 1650, pp. 55-68 : 57

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.179758

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BF519BEF-877B-4DFB-A2FA-87710CC7F92B

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6251250

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/1B08912B-FFDE-1B55-FF64-CF5BFBFBFC9F

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Plazi

scientific name

Turritopsis
status

 

? Turritopsis sp.

(fig. 2 A, B)

Material examined. Stn. LEN – 5.iii. 2007, Lenca, Punta Chaicas, 41 ° 38.293 ’ S, 72 ° 40.135 ’ W, 12 m: small, sterile, stolonal colony, epizoic on sponge and basal part of stems of Obelia dichotoma ( Linnaeus, 1758) .

Description. Colonies minute, stolonal, comprising several hydranths without gonophores. Perisarc thin, transparent, occasionally slightly wrinkled, terminating below hydranth base. Hydranths spindle-shaped, hypostome rounded-conical, elongate; 14–18 filiform tentacles scattered over distal 2 / 3 of body, proximal ones shorter than distal.

Cnidome: desmonemes 5.1–5.5 × 3.1–3.3 µm, microbasic euryteles 6.4–6.8 × 2.7–2.8 µm (both undischarged, from fixed material).

Remarks. Though sterile, this material is thought to be referable to the genus Turritopsis McCrady, 1857 . Specific identification is impossible in the absence of gonophores.

Records from Chile. The present material originates from near Lenca.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Anthoathecata

Family

Oceaniidae