Clytia paulensis ( Vanhöffen, 1910 )

Gil, Marta, Ramil, Fran & Agís, José Ansín, 2020, Hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from Mauritanian Coral Mounds, Zootaxa 4878 (3), pp. 412-466: 455

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.4426168

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DE879D-1C3A-3359-46B2-C6B1A3DF6E4E

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Plazi

scientific name

Clytia paulensis ( Vanhöffen, 1910 )
status

 

Clytia paulensis ( Vanhöffen, 1910)  

Clytia paulensis: Ramil & Vervoort, 1992: 239   , fig. 67C–D; Cornelius, 1995b: 258–260, fig. 59; Medel & Vervoort, 2000: 39–41; Vervoort, 2006: 271–272; Galea, 2007: 89–90 View Cited Treatment ; fig. 20J–L.

Material examined. MSM 16 View Materials /3, stn GeoB 14908–1, ROV, 17°40.213’– 17°40.191’N, 16°40.829’– 16°40.289’W, 463–574 m, 16-XI-2010: two colonies, one of them attached to Acesta excavata   ; no gonothecae GoogleMaps   .

Biology. This species is usually found growing on hydroids and on algae and other invertebrates ( Peña Cantero & García Carrascosa 2002; Vervoort 2006; Galea 2007). Fertile material has been found from April to August ( Peña Cantero & García Carrascosa 2002).

In our material, one colony was growing on the bivalve A. excavata   .

Distribution. Clytia paulensis   is a circumglobal species widely distributed in the East Atlantic, from England to South Africa ( Medel & Vervoort 2000; Galea 2007). In West Africa, it was collected from Morocco ( Ramil & Vervoort 1992), Canary Islands ( Medel &Vervoort 2000; Vervoort 2006), Cape Verde ( Medel & Vervoort 2000) and Guinea-Bissau ( Gili et al. 1989). Its bathymetric range stretches from 0 to 422 m (Ramil 1988; Gil & Ramil 2017a).

Our material was collected from depths of 463 to 574 m, increasing its bathymetric range down to 574 m.

Remarks. The small hydrothecae and bidentate cups on the hydrothecal border are diagnostic features for the identification of this species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Campanulariidae

Genus

Clytia

Loc

Clytia paulensis ( Vanhöffen, 1910 )

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

Clytia paulensis: Ramil & Vervoort, 1992: 239

Galea, H. R. 2007: 89
Vervoort, W. 2006: 271
Medel, M. D. & Vervoort, W. 2000: 39
Cornelius, P. F. S. 1995: 258
Ramil, F. & Vervoort, W. 1992: 239
1992