Kirchenpaueria bonnevieae (Billard, 1906)

Gil, Marta, Ramil, Fran & Agís, José Ansín, 2020, Hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from Mauritanian Coral Mounds, Zootaxa 4878 (3), pp. 412-466: 435-436

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4878.3.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4F59F5B2-CFDB-4819-AF83-0EF232328F8D

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4426150

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DE879D-1C06-336A-46B2-C27FA2EB6B7D

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Plazi

scientific name

Kirchenpaueria bonnevieae (Billard, 1906)
status

 

Kirchenpaueria bonnevieae (Billard, 1906)  

( Fig. 12 View FIGURE 12 A–B)

Kirchenpaueria bonnevieae: Ramil & Vervoort, 1992: 151–156   , figs. 39d–g, 40b, e; Ansín Agís et al., 2001: 175–178, fig. 72. Kirchenpaueria bonnevieae simplex: Ramil & Vervoort, 1992: 156–158   , figs. 39a–c, 40a, c, d.

Kirchenpaueria triangulata: Millard, 1975: 375–376   , fig. 119E–H; Rees & Vervoort, 1987: 129–132, fig.27.

Material examined. MAURIT-0911, stn MUDR01, 16º08´24”N, 16º57´12”W, 488 m, 5-XII-2009: one colony, on Polyplumaria flabellata   , with gonothecae GoogleMaps   .

MAURIT-1011, stn MUDR19, 16º09´06”N, 16º56´50”W, 561 m, 7-XII-2010: one colony, on Polyplumaria flabellata   , no gonothecae GoogleMaps   .

MAURIT-1011, stn MUDR20, 16º08´11”N, 16º56´08”W, 405 m, 7-XII-2010: three colonies, all on Polyplumaria flabellata   , one colony with gonothecae GoogleMaps   .

Biology. This species has been usually collected epibiont on other hydroids; fertile material has been found in February, April, June, July, October and December ( Ramil et al. 1998; Ansín Agís et al. 2001).

In our material, colonies were growing on P. flabellata   ; gonothecae were obtained in December.

Distribution. Kirchenpaueria bonnevieae   is widely distributed in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, with some scattered records in the West Pacific ( Ansín Agís et al. 2014). In the Atlantic, its distribution is restricted to the east side, from Norway to South Africa, including the southern part of Alboran Sea in the West Mediterranean. On West African coast, it was collected specifically from Morocco ( Ramil & Vervoort 1992), Mauritania ( Gil & Ramil 2017a) and Cape Verde region ( Ansín Agís et al. 2001). Its bathymetric range extends from 11 to 1280 m ( Ramil et al. 1998; Ansín Agís et al. 2001).

Our material was collected from depths of 405 to 561 m.

Remarks. This species shows some variability in the number of nematothecae per internode and by the absence of hydrocladia in some colonies ( Kirchenpaueria bonnevieae simplex Billard, 1930   ); our material is identical with those described by Ramil & Vervoort (1992) and Ansín Agís et al. (2001) from the Gibraltar region and Cape Verde Islands.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Kirchenpaueriidae

Genus

Kirchenpaueria

Loc

Kirchenpaueria bonnevieae (Billard, 1906)

Gil, Marta, Ramil, Fran & Agís, José Ansín 2020
2020
Loc

Kirchenpaueria bonnevieae: Ramil & Vervoort, 1992: 151–156

Ansin Agis, J. & Ramil, F. & Vervoort, W. 2001: 175
Ramil, F. & Vervoort, W. 1992: 156
Ramil, F. & Vervoort, W. 1992: 158
1992
Loc

Kirchenpaueria triangulata:

Rees, W. J. & Vervoort, W. 1987: 129
Millard, N. A. H. 1975: 376
1975