Bedotella armata ( Pictet & Bedot, 1900 )

Gil, Marta, Ramil, Fran & Agís, José Ansín, 2020, Hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from Mauritanian Coral Mounds, Zootaxa 4878 (3), pp. 412-466: 426-427

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4426121

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Bedotella armata ( Pictet & Bedot, 1900 )
status

 

Bedotella armata ( Pictet & Bedot, 1900)  

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Bedotella armata: Ramil & Vervoort, 1992: 50–52   , figs. 7c–d, 10a–c; Álvarez Claudio, 1993: 132–134, fig. 22, Lam. 4; Bouillon et al., 2004: 150, fig. 80I–K; Vervoort, 2006: 234–235.

Material examined. MAURIT-0911, stn MUDR01, 16º08´24”N, 16º57´12”W, 488 m, 5-XII-2009: two colonies, one colony badly damaged, without gonothecae GoogleMaps   .

Biology. This species has been found growing on other hydroid species, the corals D. cornigera   and L. pertusa   and worm tubes ( Aguirrezabalaga et al. 1984; Ramil & Vervoort 1992; Álvarez Claudio 1993; Vervoort 2006). Fertile material has been found in April, July ( Álvarez Claudio 1993) and October ( Vervoort 2006).

Distribution. Bedotella armata   has an Atlantic-Mediterranean distribution ( Ramil & Vervoort 1992), extending from the Bay of Biscay to Cape Verde Islands and West Mediterranean ( Vervoort 2006). In West Africa, it was collected from Mauritania ( Gil & Ramil 2017a) and Cape Verde Islands ( Vervoort 2006). Its bathymetric range extends from 100 ( Aguirrezabalaga et al. 1984, as Campanularia armata Pictec & Bedot, 1900   ) to 1200 m ( Vervoort 2006).

Our material was obtained from a depth of 488 m.

Remarks. The presence of globular nematothecae on stolonal tubes and characteristic shape of the hydrothecae helped in identifying this species, even the damaged colony, without any doubt.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Hebellidae

Genus

Bedotella

Loc

Bedotella armata ( Pictet & Bedot, 1900 )

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

Bedotella armata: Ramil & Vervoort, 1992: 50–52

Vervoort, W. 2006: 234
Bouillon, J. & Medel, M. D. & Pages, F. & Gili, J. M. & Boero, F. & Gravili, C. 2004: 150
Alvarez Claudio, M. C. 1993: 132
Ramil, F. & Vervoort, W. 1992: 52
1992