Plumularia strobilophora Billard, 1913

Schuchert, Peter, 2013, Plumularia mooreana, a new marine hydroid from French Polynesia (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria), Revue suisse de Zoologie 120 (3), pp. 405-413 : 410-411

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scientific name

Plumularia strobilophora Billard, 1913
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Plumularia strobilophora Billard, 1913 Fig. 3 View FIG

Plumularia strobilophora Billard, 1913: 35 , fig. 26, Indonesia. – Vannucci, 1951: 87, pl. 3 figs. 17-18. – Vervoort & Vasseur, 1977: 80, fig. 33.

Plumularia strobilifera . – Billard, 1933: 23, fig. 9. – Schmidt, 1972: 43. [misspellings]

not Plumularia strobilophora . – Ryland & Gibbons, 1991: 536, fig. 8. [= P. mooreana ]

SYNTYPE MATERIAL: Naturalis Museum Leiden ( The Netherlands); registration number ZMA-4014; Siboga Expedition station 257; at least 2 colonies, one female growing on the hydroids Idiellana pristis, another putatively male on Diphasia spec .

TYPE LOCALITY: Duroa Strait , Kai (Kei) Islands, Indonesia, 52 m depth .

DIAGNOSIS: Small, Plumularia setacea -like hydroid, distinguishable through the very long first hydrocladial segment (athecate segment), the presence of two or more axillar nematothecae, the long distal part of the main segment (may be separated by a node), the much smaller, conical gonothecae with their broadly truncate end (in P. setacea bottle-shaped). The hydrocladial intersegments are long and have 1-2 nematothecae. In addition, all dimensions are distinctly smaller than in P. setacea (comp. Schuchert, 2013).

DISTRIBUTION: Banda Sea, Gulf of Suez, Philippines, French Polynesia, Brazil

( Vervoort & Vasseur, 1977).

TABLE 1: Dimensions (ranges of values) of the species examined for this study. For more details see Schuchert (2013)

character P. mooreana P. strobilophora plume height [mm] 10-24 12 approximate number of hydrocladia 20-36 24

length of cauline segments [µm] 210-240 290-370 diameter of cauline segments [µm] 100-130 50-80

length of first hydrocladial segment [µm] 75-110 120-150

length of main segments [µm] 200-240 280-320

length of intersegments [µm] 120-175 240-290

depth of hydrotheca [µm] 45-50 45-50

diameter of hydrotheca [µm] 100-115 80

Height of lateral nematothecae [µm] 35-50 50-60

length gonotheca [µm] 850-1000 female 250, male (?) 290

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Plumulariidae

Genus

Plumularia

Loc

Plumularia strobilophora Billard, 1913

Schuchert, Peter 2013
2013
Loc

Plumularia strobilophora

RYLAND, J. S. & GIBBONS, M. J. 1991: 536
1991
Loc

Plumularia strobilifera

SCHMIDT, H. E. 1972: 43
BILLARD, A. 1933: 23
1933
Loc

Plumularia strobilophora

VERVOORT, W. & VASSEUR, P. 1977: 80
VANNUCCI, M. 1951: 87
BILLARD, A. 1913: 35
1913