Clytia hemisphaerica

Moura, Carlos J., 2015, The hydrozoan fauna (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from the peaks of the Ormonde and Gettysburg seamounts (Gorringe Bank, NE Atlantic), Zootaxa 3972 (2), pp. 148-180: 168

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3972.2.2

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scientific name

Clytia hemisphaerica
status

 

Clytia hemisphaerica 

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Medusa hemisphaerica  Linnaeus, 1767: 1098.

Clytia hemisphaerica  .— Cornelius, 1982: 73 –82, fig. 9.— Cornelius 1995 b: 252, fig. 57.— Medel & López-González, 1996: 205.— Medel & Vervoort, 2000: 34 –38.—Peña Cantero & García Carrascosa, 2002: 147–148, fig. 28 c–d.— Bouillon et al. 2004: 194, figs. 108 H–K.— Vervoort, 2006: 271.— Wirtz, 2007: 14.

Campanularia johnstoni  .— Da Cunha, 1940: 109, 118.— Da Cunha, 1944: 9, 59, fig. 34;

Material studied. Ormonde, stn 1: abundant, fertile colonies, on Zonaria tournefortii  , DBUAAbout DBUA 1507.10. Ormonde, stn 2: few specimens, fertile colonies, on Zonaria tournefortii  and Aglaophenia pluma  , DBUAAbout DBUA 1507.01. Ormonde, stn 3: abundant, fertile colonies, on Zonaria tournefortii  , DBUAAbout DBUA 1507.02. Ormonde, stn 4: abundant, fertile specimens, on Zonaria tournefortii  (in higher abundance), Eudendrium armatum  , Sertularella ellisii  and other species of algae; usually in different algae of those overgrown by Orthopyxis integra  ; DBUAAbout DBUA 1507.03. Gettysburg, stn 5: abundant, fertile colonies, on Zonaria tournefortii  and Aglaophenia pluma  . Gettysburg, stn 6: abundant, fertile, on Zonaria tournefortii  , DBUAAbout DBUA 1507.05. Gettysburg, stn 7: very abundant, fertile colonies, on Zonaria tournefortii  , DBUAAbout DBUA 1507.06. Gettysburg, stn 8: some specimens, fertile colonies, on Zonaria tournefortii  , DBUAAbout DBUA 1507.07. Gettysburg, stn 9: abundant, fertile colonies, on Zonaria tournefortii  and calcified Bryozoa, DBUAAbout DBUA 1507.08. Gettysburg, stn 10: abundant, overgrowing Aglaophenia kirchenpaueri  , Sertularella gayi  and Zonaria tournefortii  , DBUAAbout DBUA 1507.09.

Remarks. Clytia hemisphaerica  was the most abundant and frequent hydroid species collected. Pedicels of hydrothecae in some colonies are extremely annulated. This is the first record of this species in the Gorringe.

Reported distribution. Eastern Atlantic.—Very common (e.g. Russell 1953; Cornelius 1982; Medel & Vervoort 2000), from Iceland ( Broch 1918) to South Africa ( Millard 1975). Herein reported for the first time in the Gorringe.

Mediterranean.—Well dispersed (e.g. Medel & Vervoort 2000; Peña Cantero & García Carrascosa 2002)

Elsewhere.—Nearly cosmopolitan through shallow waters, possibly absent from the Antarctic and Arctic, but many old records of the species are dubious (e.g. Ralph 1957; Kramp 1961; Calder 1991; Cornelius 1995 b). The type locality of the species is in Belgium.

DBUA

Zoological Collection of the Biology Department, University of the Azores

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Campanulariidae

Genus

Clytia

Loc

Clytia hemisphaerica

Moura, Carlos J. 2015

2015
Loc

Clytia hemisphaerica

Wirtz 2007: 14
Vervoort 2006: 271
Bouillon 2004: 194
Medel 2000: 34
Medel 1996: 205
Cornelius 1995: 252
Cornelius 1982: 73

1982
Loc

Campanularia johnstoni

Da 1944: 9
Da 1940: 109

1940
Loc

hemisphaerica

Linnaeus 1767: 1098

1767